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Naked underneath or How to use clothing to assert oneself ?

Itinerant video project

Lagos (NG) | Dakar (SN)
2019 | 2020

Naked underneath or How to use clothing to assert oneself? is a series of videos suggesting women from different countries to reappropriate their bodies through the sensation of nudity within the public space. For this itinerant project, I revisit a traditional non-gendered garment from West and Central Africa: the Boubou.

fashion design Video

Extract from the book NOIRE.S

© Nikola Lamburov

The Boubous’ label.

In collaboration with local tailors and artisans, I design a series of four Boubous for each country where the project takes place. Thanks to its loose fit, the Boubou allows for a unique experience of intimacy: the air travels through the interstices of the body while the fabric freely caresses the bare skin.

Lagos (NG)

Lagos (NG)

Dakar (SN)

Dakar (SN)