Trudy Addoh Oi
BA (Hons) Fashion
Hi, I’m Anne Trudy Addoh Oi and I am a fashion student. My inspiration for my final year project comes from the environment I was raised in and the range of culture I was exposed to. My parents used to take me to my mother’s home town on vacation. I had learnt a lot about tradition, I was really fascinated by the “kente” (Ghanaian textile, made of handwoven cloth strips of silk and cotton). In my town, the fabric is worn only on a special occasion.
In Ivory Coast, every ethnic group has a mask that is like their identity. I used my tribe mask called the “Agni mask” culture and I have linked both cultures to create vibrant and colourful traditional prints that inform the shape of my garments. Culture is our identity and we should value it in everything we do and pass it to the next generation. My garment is made of a lima cotton twill. It feels very soft to the touch. The shape of the dress is circular but all crisp on the edges. It informs the silhouette of the person wearing it.