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Artistic Statement by Lanre Da Silva Aayi

In collaboration with Mr. Ayoola Gbolahan, a reknowned artist, womenswear designer, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, unveils her S/S 2017 themed, Artistic Statement.

The collection which was heavily influenced by the designer’s love ffor art, explores an artistic imagery. It features feminine, bold and edgy pieces, rich in details and made with silk, velvet, lace, organza. Lanre challenges the discourse of wearable art; creating a story to the liberties of art and its multi faceted layers- all of which resonates with the idea of a modern, sophisticated woman.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the designs, the designer had this to say,”From the onset, I visualised an artistic imagery which prompted me to work alongside renowned artist Mr  Ayoola Gbolahan who brought my creative thoughts to life. The beauty of imagination is limitless. I could see and analyse the feelings they would evoke in every woman. The feeling of not just pride alone but of strength and renowned dignity”.

We also got the artist to speak on his involvement. He said, “Everything is a symbol with meanings. Images don’t just appear in my work as random decorative patterns alone. There’s a thought behind everything, a purpose to communicate”.

Scroll down to view the look book:


Models : Beth Models Africa @bethmodelafrica
Photographer : Ademola Odusami @mr_laah
Make Up : Zaron Cosmetics @zaroncosmestics
Styling/Art Direction : The Style Concierge @thestyle_concierge
Clothing : Lanre Da Silva Ajayi @lanredasilvajayi

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