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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

GlamFashion: The Viv La Resistance A/W '12 Lookbook!

These pieces are beyond amazing!

Mo Alatise, Creative Director, Viv La Resistance, sure went all the way with this collection. She calls it the Kaleidoscope – ‘A Trip’.

The inspiration behind the collection Kaleidoscope – ‘A Trip’ came from the marrying of a series of visual and physical stimulants and a need for a new medium of expression, born out of necessity. The theme for the collection came as a step-like process, where one stimulant birthed the other. The main inspiration behind the collection came from the works of one of my favourite graffiti artist and film maker, MR. BRAINWASH.

Having experimented with graffiti myself at a younger age, I have always been fascinated by the merging of paint unto textured surfaces, colour and grit. A Need born out of Necessity. The most recent collection of MR BRAINWASH is a visual pleasure. I stared at each painting and piece every day for so long that it all became a blur from which a mixture of patterns started to form in my head thus, designer became paint artist and I set out on a number of ‘painting experiments’ employing the use of our traditional tye/dye (ADIRE) techniques and after many painstaking try’s and samples the Custom Viv La Resistance prints featured in the collection was birth.

This collection sees the brand growing and evolving, while still staying true to its original aesthetics with the introduction of Custom Hand Painted/dyed Prints, Rich Luxe Hand-Woven Tassel Aso-oke, Delicate Chiffons, 100% pure Luxury Cotton and Woven textured Jersey, details include play on fabrics, textures, layering, cut outs and patches, mixed with both Modern and vintage cuts, all while retaining its edge and individuality, ensuring each piece is a standout.

I’m awfully proud of this Collection and the way it has been sustainably produced as 90 percent of the materials used in production were locally sourced, and dyed using centuries old traditional Adire/Batik dyeing techniques. I invite you to my playground, to look through My Kaleidoscope and experience ‘A Trip’.” 

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