Meet Our Models - Jonathan

Meet Our Models - Jonathan

Models don’t always get the amount of love and credit they deserve. An item of clothing could look amazing hanging up in your closet but chances are, you bought that shirt or dress or the entire outfit because of how it was modeled, whether by yourself (shout out to fitting rooms) or that person who was hired to give the outfit some life.

We are dedicating this segment to the models who so generously lent us their time and good vibes to bring our pieces to life. You'll get a peak into who they are and their interests as they relate to African fashion. So, without further ado, we introduce to you, Jonathan.

 

1) What’s your background (where are you originally from)?
I’m from Burkina Faso originally. I was born there and left the country when I was 2 years old. 
2) When was the last time you been to your country, if at all?
The last time I went to my country was in summer 2016.
3) Before being introduced to our brand, what was your experience with African print/traditional African clothing?
I had been introduced to African traditional clothing mainly by my parents. They had their own family tailor who created different outfits for special occasion during the year, from weddings to everyday life. 
4) What attracts you to this type of clothing?
I’ve been attracted to this clothing style mainly for the original patterns and how comfortable they are to wear it. They reflect much more than a design. They bring awareness and make me proud to promote my origins.
5) If you had to pick just 1 favorite piece from the Shakara stock thus far, which one would it be? 
I honestly can’t pick only one! Get all of them to wear accordingly depending on the situation. 
6) What are some places you could see yourself wearing Shakara?
I could see myself wearing Shakara for several events such as weddings, events of a religious nature, gatherings with the family. I would wear Shakara also on special occasions around a non-African environment to promote and bring curiosity for those who aren’t familiar yet to bring more awareness of those original styles. 
7) What’s one thing you want everyone reading right now to take away about you aside from your love for Shakara? 
We all come from different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, beliefs. I believe we can all learn, grow and build towards a common future based on those differences. I’ve lived in different continents in my life and the more you can learn about others, the more you can grow individually as a person.
You're a model AND a low key poet too @jonathan_yame? Damn bro. Damn. 

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