The new trend of fashion and it’s origin

The new trend of fashion and it's origin

The new trend of fashion and it’s origin

Narrowing speaking, Isi Agu(dress with drawing of lions head) and a plain trouser that matches the color of the Isi Agu is the new fashion trend for men during traditional occasions and sometimes official outings too. For women, the new fashion trend is gele(head tie) and a silk lace(dress adorned with stones and shimmers) sown to cover the legs of the wearer, usually worn during traditional occasions and to some official occasions as well.

The new trend of fashion and it’s origin. In this article, we shall discus the origin of these fashion trends mentioned above, what they symbolize and why they are regarded as the new fashion trend.

Origin of Isi Agu(dress with drawing of lions head)

Isi Agu(dress with drawing of lions head) started as a trend or fashion among the Imo people, an eastern state in Nigeria in the 1900s. Isi Agu(dress with lions head) was first won by the great igwe of the Orlu people, a town in Imo state popularly known for their great fashion sense and ever since then, it seem as if it went into hiding until recently it started trending this time not only from Imo people but the entire eastern region of Nigeria as well.

Symbol of Isi Agu(dress with lions head) are:

  1. Isi Agu symbolizes power as it is usually worn among people of authority. And also, because of the lions head drawing it is considered a dress for people of timber and caliber due to the fact that Agu(lion) symbolizes leadership and dominion because Agu(lion) is the king of the jungle.
  2. Isi Agu(dress with lions head drawing) symbolizes wealth, due to its rare feature of a lions head it is considered very expensive and not found among commoners. Isi Agu is worn by kings to show their immerse wealth and achievements.

Why is Isi Agu considered a fashion trend?
well, some people like to be associated with anything reigning or expensive so they can be regarded as rich or wealthy.

Origin of gele(head tie) and a silky lace(dress adorned with stones and shimmers) sown to cover the leg of the wearer

Gele(head tie) and silky lace(shinning cloth material adorned with stones and shimmers) was first found among the Ondo people, a western state in Nigeria. It was first worn by olori of Ondo(queen of Ondo) in the early 1900s during a traditional carnival and since then it went into extinct until recently it became a fashion trend among women of class and power.

Symbol of gele(head tie) and lace(dress adorned with stones and shimmers) are:

  1. Gele(head tie) and lace(dress adorned with stones and shimmers) symbolizes a virtuous woman. The Ondo people believe that a virtuous woman is one who covers her body and not expose it to any other aside her husband.
  2. Gele(head tie) and lace(dress adorned with stones and shimmers) symbolizes wealth as it is worn by wealthy and influential women who wear this fashion trend to show off their wealth. The stones and shimmers used in adorning the lace makes it very unique, special and costly.
  3. Gele(head tie) and lace(dress adorned with stones and shimmers) symbolizes marriage. In the early days, gele and lace were worn by only married woman as single ladies are not allowed to wear it.

Why gele and lace is considered a fashion trend are because it represents virtue, wealth, affluence, power and marriage. Believe me when I say that almost every woman wants to be associated with this features or attributes thereby making gele and lace the latest fashion trend.

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