When I think of Biki John, it’s not a name I forget, as it stands out just like her work. Biki is a Berlin-based Nigerian fashion stylist who has spent many years in London. Her work often reflects a mixture of different cultures including her own.
Biki says, “Since entering the fashion industry, when a project allows – I have always tried to show my culture, whilst blending it in with other cultures because not only do I find this eclectic fusing truly reflective of who I am as a person; I love the way fashion allows one to experiment with inspirations and cultures from all over the world.”
A while back Biki was inspired by Grace Jones, one of her favorite icons; she admired the warrior role Jones played as ‘Zula’ in Conan the Destroyer. Her inspiration turned into a vision, and she produced the exotic Zula shoot.
You can see a piece of art more than once and each time it can inspire and exude a burst of fresh air that ignites new ideas that come to life.
Biki is not afraid to mix unusual embellishments with bold colors, cheerful prints and patterns, interesting shapes and textured fabrics to bring her creations to life. This is part of what turns her work into art while she continues to arouse our senses.