A COUNTRY CALLED EARTH IS THE BRAINCHILD OF ARTISTS FERRARI SHEPPHARD AND YASIIN BEY. ACCE HAS SYNTHESIZED INTO MEDIA PULPIT FOR EMERGING, INNOVATING AND STATUS-QUO-CHALLENGING ARTISTS AND INDIVIDUALS. THE GOAL OF ACCE'S CURATION IS TO HIGHLIGHT INDIVIDUALS, WORKS, COOPERATIVES AND MOVEMENTS THAT REMIND US OF HUMAN UNITY, THAT BREAK DOWN BORDERS, THAT INSPIRE FREE THOUGHT AND EXCHANGE ON THIS COUNTRY CALLED EARTH. 

Introducing Ikire Jones to A Country Called Earth

Introducing Ikire Jones to A Country Called Earth

Walé Oyéidé, an afrobeat musician who has collaborated with the likes of JDilla and DOOM among others, is a former-lawyer turned menswear designer. Along with musician, tailor and co-creator Sam Hubler, Ikiré Jones is an exciting menswear brand that marries Oyéidé’s Nigerian heritage with European aesthetics. Using menswear as a vehicle for story-telling, the brand seeks to subvert negative African stereotypes by employing rich colours, structure and impeccable fit to produce one of a kind pieces.

In addition to the cut and sew tailoring of sport coats, overcoats and shirts, Ikiré Jones also produces scarves and pocket squares that are themselves story-telling pieces. All of the tailoring is done in Philadelphia, and the accessories are printed in England.

Below are a few sample images from their various collections.

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