Alté is an artsy state of mind, the will to differ and make a statement while at it. There are no rules to self-expression, no limitations, no benchmarks, just one dressing up to please one’s inner self. A world largely dominated by the Pop culture, where people draw influences from popular fashion Icons like the Hollywood stars to Nigerian celebrity influences, it is also beginning to be a norm stumbling across individuals sampling styles that are not the usual trends, yet, possesses an extravaganza that is worth upholding.
Featured in today’s piece are hand selected individuals who graced us with unique styles in recent times. These styles are yet to be rivaled, and if there are rivals, there is room for them to be featured in the nearest future.
jordantupak2: The Zaddy stuns in neon green and black combo. A Vetements 2020 SS crew street style T-shirt, with a graphic, crossed V print, on Balenciaga Neon Twill straight-leg pants, and neon air max sneakers to go. We are not forgetting the black head warmer, the unique neon chain neckpiece, the neon themed hand-bag, and the peepers as he posses in front of a Pizzeria serving us epic Zaddy street style fashion with his tint-blonde beards. He captioned this post with just one word, “slime” before a garden snake emoji. Well, he slithered his way into our hearts.
amaarae: She came through with her goth ensemble, covered head to toe in black spike and cowrie- embellished black leather bodice with slits exposing long legs in thigh-high six-inch pencil-heeled boots. Her hands sheathed in leather gloves with silver chained fixtures. Her facial piercings and expressions are simply bizarrely magnificent. This dominatrix style she served is weird for us Nigerians as it is oddly sexy. She is like the female version of Lagbaja, although, the mask over her head is not her usual style. The photo was from her music video, “Fancy”, and we totally agree with that.
njimalone: Mint green has never been enviably stunning on a dark-skinned male as it was on him. Mint green street style denim jacket on aqua green pants, a white inner T-shirt matching his socks, and white Prada ‘Cloudbust’ Thunder Sneakers. We cannot forget to admire his distinct neckpieces, white bucket hat and white-framed sunglasses. To wrap his alté up, he put his Crux rings on full display. The post was captioned “Matching on Fleek” and we could not help but admire his style, there’s nothing more stunning than a fine man robed in warm, bright ensembles.
nkem.og and vanfaviaa: These divas nailed it with their simple but stylish combos of one shoulder white tank-tops and off-white high-waist pants. Both twining with red and white leather thigh-high stilettos. vanfaviaa stuns pulling at her long French ponytail for a pose, while nkem.og rocks bold Rastafarian dreads held back with a black printed bandana. They finish up their looks with V-shaped peepers. They captioned this photo saying “No one does it better” and we just might have to agree with these queens serving us alté Afro-American girl vibes, they definitely came to slay unopposed.
thesuccesscarter: The fashionista brings his A-game on in a carton-colored Ikwa collarless shirt tucked into black slim-fitted pants, with a pair of black leather biker’s boots to match. He finishes this look with a hand clutch bag, a bucket hat and chrome anti-paparazzi shades, and of course, gold and silver-finished Crux rings. He quoted in his caption that he is wanted by the world and he may be right as we cannot refuse to love his alté fashion savoir-faire.
Featured fashion figures are randomly selected in no particular order. Their unique style and the pieces they put together to create their own distinctive alté look, and the right hashtags are the enabling spotlights they needed to be discovered and featured. Alté fashion for the month would be run continuously from next month and all alté fashion lovers can follow, like, and upload pictures with #altéist and #alté and you just might be the next to be featured.