Source: Eki Orleans
It is her outstanding and unusual talent for perfectly co-ordinated pattern and colour combinations that ultimately determines the styling of her day and evening dresses. Where other fashion designers find fabrics to suit their visions of a dress, the designer decides on the dress to suit her vision of a fabric design.
“I naturally have a close bond to African culture and having travelled around the world, has led me to combine both my African roots with the rich cultural encounters I came across in my travels. This combination of both cultures has formed the basis of my collection. I am passionate about mixing and matching colours and I love nothing more than to make a stunning entrance. My collection accentuates the feminine, the brave and the sexy within all of us and it’s my mission to bring out the colourful goddess in every woman.”
In this collection, questions were asked such as: “What makes us who we are?” and “How do we show our individual personalities?” The SS16 ‘IDENTITY My Way’ tells a story about the fingerprint, which is identities evolving through life and our experiences as well as responsibilities, which are forever-changing.
With ‘IDENTITY My Way’, we decided to let our spontaneous, fun and playful personality shine through with the clash of prints. We created looks that are strong and bold, yet like a fingerprint, they are never identical. There is constant change and transformation that occurs in life, which is reflected in this collection through the fluidity of the garments and mix of prints.
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