Owanbe Community joins the world today in the celebration of International Men’s Day under the theme “Better relations between men and women.”
International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual event celebrated on November 19 to focus on men’s and boys’ health, improve gender relations, promote gender equality, and highlight male role models.
The annual event is an opportunity for people everywhere of goodwill to appreciate and celebrate the men in their lives and the contribution they make for the greater good of all.
One of the six pillars of International Men’s Day is to improve gender relations and promote gender equality not only for men but for women too. It is in the light of this that the theme for this year edition is derived from “Better relations between men and women.”
With fashion strongly canvassing for gender equality, and bridging the gap between gender discrimination, this year’s theme is so apt to showcase the creativity in fashion and how its transformative power engenders a better relationship between men and women.
Fashion has been able to break some stereotypes that divide the relationship between men and women. Today, no color is exclusively feminine as pink is now a masculine color just as navy blue is, as well as Agbada (a flowing overall) and Dansiki that are specifically known as men’s wears in Yoruba tribe in the recent past has become a delectable choice of wear that women now rock.
Fashion has been able to break the rigid cocoons of menswear sartorial codes and create a new vocabulary of individuality, confidence and artistic expression.
Our #thejumicollection is meticulously crafted for female and men with detailing and premium quality in place. #thejumicollection of the #madefromasooke takes a contemporary twist of our aesthetic Aso-oke fabrics with keen focus on curating pieces that goes beyond just events.
Also, to ensure a better relationship between men and women, our design “AKIKANJU”– Aso-oke Safari Suit is made to be styled by both men and women. So, on some Fridays, the Safari Suit can be styled differently by women.
International Men’s Day encourages men to teach the boys in their lives the values, character and responsibilities of being a man. Mahatma Gandhi said, “We must become the change we seek.” It is only when we all, both men and women lead by example that we will create a fair and safe society which allows everyone the opportunity to prosper. That is why we have the young ones in mind too when designing our #thejumicollection, just to instill the taste for quality fashion in them right from tender age.
International Men’s Day on the 19 November was founded in 1999 by Dr Jerome Teelucksingh; a history lecturer at University of the West Indies in Trinidad Tabago.
Since 1999 the methods of commemorating International Men’s Day have included the giving and receiving of gifts, public seminars, forums, conferences, classroom activities at schools, and Men’s Health events amongst others.