LANRE DASILVA AJAYI (LDA) S/S13 DEBUT COLLECTION AT THE MTN LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK 2012
The collection takes inspiration from Butterflies, which the brand for the last two seasons have come to adopt in its collections. For this collection, LDA has specially designed Butterfly prints in various textures of silk fabrics.
The choice of Butterflies, for the designer symbolizes and inspires various things, from the hope of resurrection, to the reminder of the ephemerality of life. Each piece in this “Butterflies” collection is best viewed as a symbol of beauty, femininity, and the ability to be ever-changing.
On her apparent love, Lanre explains: “I love Butterflies, and I always have. Whenever I see one, I always have to stop what I’m doing to admire it. These fragile, colorful insects are a symbol of grace, beauty and elegance. I believe that if a butterfly lands on your shoulder, it’s considered a sign of good luck”.
Other LDA’s signature fabrics such as Lace, Velvet, Sequin and Silk, was used to compliment these Butterfly prints.
This collection again affirms, that the brand’s pieces translate internationally, as each piece is wearable across Africa, Europe and America, with the collection coming in beautiful summer dresses, chic separates of skirts and blouses and more glamorous and heavily hand embellished evening pieces. Either way a woman decides to wear these pieces; day or night, it works stunningly well.