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Parachute Dress

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  • Insider Notes

    • NKWO incorporate traditional local practices into the making of their unique pieces. Case in point: this Parachute Dress hand-dyed by the label’s artisans using time-honored Nigerian techniques. Designed in a loose, bubble-like silhouette, it has an elegant funnel neck, wide batwing sleeves, and a twist-front detail for a flattering effect. The drop waist and ruffled hem enhance its feminine feel, while the adjustable drawstring allows you to temper the oversized fit. Style it with pumps and a clutch for parties, switching to sneakers on the weekend.

      - Button fastening at the back
      - Cotton
      - Created by local artisans using innovative waste-reduction practices, such as recycling and fabric manipulation
      - Each piece is made to order and may take up to 3 weeks to complete
      - Made in Abuja, Nigeria, ships from Nigeria


    • Lightweight fabric
    • Opaque
    • Loose silhouette
    • Fits true to size
    • Model is 180cm tall and wearing a size S
  • Shipping & Returns

    • Shipping timelines are subject to the unique nature and craftsmanship of the piece, often in harmony with designers' local artisans. We have partnered with DHL Express to ensure hassle-free global delivery covering 220 countries worldwide, within 3-5 business days of the ship date.

      Industrie Africa accepts returns on regular-priced items that are initiated within 7 days of receipt. For more information, please check where your products are shipping from, and please visit Shipping & Delivery. Unfortunately, exchanges are not possible at this time.


Sustainable brand NKWO relaunched in 2012 in Nigeria, with a focus on the preservation of traditional craft while curbing the damaging effects of textile waste. Each ready-to-wear piece is crafted using traditional West African weaving, beading, hand-dyeing and embroidery. The designer created her own fabric—using a modern strip weaving technique—dubbed “Dakala.” This hand-loomed upcycled fabric has a distinctively rich feel and is featured in each collection.

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