Ese Nyc is a fashion label that was launched in May 2014 by Nigerian New Yorkers and siblings Abi and Ladi Fatade who wanted to bring the intricate prints of West Africa to the Big Apple.

‘Ese’ means ‘thank you’ in the local Yoruba language in Nigeria. The brand features hand-crafted tees, A-line skirts and tailor-made ties made of Ankara print. Check out the latest collection below on a rooftop in NYC:

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