Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Unique Ajakaiye

The Good Ole Days

Thesis Statement

In this collection I will represent my love of the “Good Ole Days”. I heard this reference growing
up a lot as a kid especially around my mom and aunt. This usually meant back in their time in
the 80’s and 90’s where the music was better and when fashion was at its all time high. This line
will be based in the 90’s to express my love and need for nostalgia every now and then. The
good ole days, in fashion, I remember being a lot of crop tops, skirts, unique jewelry and head
wraps. I decided to mix the 90’s with a twist of a retro feel with the fabrics which have a series of
faces, brown tones and bright colors to represent the good ole days on a hot summer day in the
80’s and 90’s.

  • The concept overall for my collection is to be a combination of sexy, confident and
    comfortable. I want to give my audience a glimpse into the old days where fashion was at its peak with so many fashion influences. I want my clothes to give off a vintage and classic feel because fashion is timeless. The “Good ole days” takes you back to a time where you were relaxed in the summertime sipping a cold drink on the beach or out at a party with your friends and getting in the house at 3:00 am. I want this line to bring out the youth in you. I want this line to take you back to a time you were happy and enjoying your best life as a youth.