I talk about statement pieces all the time but it got me thinking… What is it about an item that makes it a statement piece?
The concept of “making a statement’ in fashion can be attributed to the ubiquity of street style blogs. In other words I think statement pieces should be interesting, attractive and relatively eye-catching wardrobe items that reflect your personality. They are usually quite bold and unique, but not necessarily brightly coloured and oversized. They are often, but not always, the thing people notice first about your outfit. Sometimes they become items that people associate with your signature style.
Watching the first episode of Coke Studio Africa was exciting for me, especially because I’m always intrigued by the fashion choices made by the stylists and artists per performance.
It was very evident that the first episode had a clear presence of the “Statement Jacket”. I was pleased to see a simple approach to the rest of the artists outfits. All black pieces underneath paired with an eye catching unique statement jacket truly made the artists look chic and bold.
Check out the amazing pieces below from the artists that performed on Episode 1 of Coke Studio Africa 2017.
Khaligraph Jones statement jacket with a vinyl record that turns into a city on fire was simply perfection and a very powerful statement.
Yemi Alade channelled a Michael Jackson inspired shoulder studded jacket with an all black outfit. This gave her a look of a dominant power house on stage that I believe she deserves.
Khaligraph Jones, and Rwandan R&B hotshot Bruce Melodie, joined up to discover more about each other’s music and not only did they succeed to wow us with their performances on stage but they also looked the part!