The distinctive bubble-wrap facade of the Birmingham Selfridges store caught my attention immediately after we moved. I photographed it on its own right after Victorian Square and, once we started our Brum Street Style Project , I often urged John to take some street style pictures there. So last Saturday he conceded.

We had to wait for over an hour for the right light (the sun was getting lower) and the right person. Ndukwe, a designer-tailor from Nigeria, had bold enough styling and personality to stand out of the wall of graphic shapes and colours that made this Selfridges store so quirky.

I loved the pillar red block insertions tempered with black on the shirt Ndukwe designed and made himself – the top stitching, tiny beaded buttons and colar detail/vertical front paneling. Also bright red shoes from Italy were the final touch need to complete the look!

Brum Street Style project photo
Ndukwe, a designer-tailor from Nigeria, outside Selfridges, Birmingham
Brum Street Style Project - Ndukwe
Brum Street Style Project – Ndukwe
Brum Street Style Project - closeup of a red-black shirt
Closeup – Ndukwe wearing a black shirt with pillar red geometric blocks that he made

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