Alara played host to Vlisco&Co on Friday, the 15th of December. The fashion brand in The fashion brand, in collaboration with A Whitespace Creative Agency(AWCA) unveiled their new collection labelled Vlisco&Co Lagos Edition to the delight of guests.
Lagos Edition was born out of the need to reconnect the brand with a new generation of young, Nigeria based creatives who used their own unique format to create new compelling narratives using the brand’s traditional aesthetics. Using Vlisco’s platform, Vlisco asked creatives these compelling questions: How will tradition merge with modernity? How will the old be improved by the new? How can African design inspiration continue to play its role in creating local global narratives for the future?
The event kicked off with an interactive session in a recreated studio titled “six stories of Disintegration” with Karo Akpokiere and writer, Ayodele Arigbabu. In a spectacular display of expertise, the illustrations and sketches (of the studio) reimagined new forms and processes for recreating classic Vlisco patterns.
FIlmmaker, stylist and fashion-visualist, Daniel Obasi also presented his inspired afro-futurism film titled,[tooltip id=”4500c2f113202943ff1ae30d00c9d4ac”] [/tooltip]‘An Alien in Town’.
To the delight of the guests, locally based Nigerian designers showcased their vibrant fashion pieces. Designers, Tokyo James and Abiola Olusola also displayed their commissioned collections.
Aye!, with his eclectically produced sound set, kept the guest entertained while the guests sipped on their delicious cocktails.
The event was well attended by Nigerian celebrities, influencers and media personalities such as Denola Grey, Dolapo Oni Sijuwade, Linda Ejiofor, Dolapo Oni Sijuwade, Linda Ejiofor, Naeto and Nicole Chikwe, Dolapo Oni Sijuwade, Bolanle Olukanni, Kayla Oniwo, Simi Esiri, Fisayo Longe ,Akin Faminu , Sharon Ojong and Kessiana Edewor among others.
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