The 23-year-old (seen in the middle of this picture) was born in Gambia and raised in Fisksätra outside of Stockholm. It was in the former, he says, that he gained both experience and inspiration for his own style. At Scandinavian MAN Streetstyle Festival in collaboration with Mood Stockholm he was the jury’s choice for the best style.
How does it feel to win?
– I believe we all had the capacity to win, because many of the guys were stylish, so I’m happy that I was voted top gun.
What is your definition of style?
– Experience, creativity, and feeling.
How come that you showed up at our event?
– I was on my way to a meeting when my friends called and told me that I should come through and listen to these three photographers speaking out at the panel talk. Very inspirational! And I have to give credit to the people who made this event.
Tell us about the winning look. You’ve made the shirt yourself?
– I just felt the combination of fabrics was dope. The shirt I had under the vest is one of my own designs I made with my partner, Jibbe. Traditional Dashikis was boring to wear. You saw many people wearing it, they all looked similar, and the look didn’t match at all. We travelled to Gambia to find interesting fabrics and colours. We wanted to create Dashikis with a Scandinavian touch, make it more wearable and easier to match with different outfits.
This is the jury’s motivation for the win:
– The Scandinavian Man is a man of culture, and all his experiences comes together in his style. Ibrahima has a look that consists of one part ethnic inspiration, in a shirt he made himself, an one part symmetry and minimalism, that feels very Scandinavian. The hole look enforced what Scandinavian Man is all about, says Guerre, streetstyle photographer and jury president.
Other winners where:
2. Nabil Scotch, photographed by Jamie Ferguson
3. Carl Gustaf Somp, photographed by Jamie Ferguson
4. Gustav Birol, photographed by Robert Spangle
5. Alessandro Montereale, photographed by Robert Spangle