By Sewe Ishola,
Fashion brand, Dadu Bajo has revealed its summer 2018 Ready-to-wear collection titled Weavolution.
The collection is meant to underline the unconventionality which is the essence of the brand. The creative director, Damilola Awobajo was inspired by millinery and basketry, while maintaining the brand’s aesthetics of subtle structures and traditional inspiration with contemporary finish.
Several of the garments were created with millinery fabrics however some were woven with twill patterns such as herringbone with lines that interlock.
One of the garments was created with crochet fabric making the interlocking loops stand out. Some of garment had fringed hemlines and sculpted flares, giving it a feminine silhouette.
The collection included pieces houndstooth (dogtooth) pattern, a tessellation that has existed for more than a century. A classic print loved by people all over the world and exceptionally combined with tie and dye (adire) fabric which had a camouflage print hand dyed especially for Dadubajo. This is a rare fusion which the designer called “tramodern”, coined from the word traditional and modern.
Dadu Bajo has also kept her heritage and craftsmanship of hand weaving with the use of Aso Oke which they have continuously incorporated in the collection.
The vintage Aso oke used was handwoven close to 20 years ago and shared similarity with tweed fabric giving it a modern feel. The earth tone colours give the collection a warm feel.
See the collection below:
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