I would love to introduce you to the upcoming designer Kanyinsola Onalaja, who just graduated from Istituto Marangoni in London. She was part of the class of 2014 chosen to present her work at Graduate Fashion week and got spotted by Vogue Italia. Her graduate collection then made it to the Young Vision Award Womenswear 2014 finals by Vogue talents.
She is the only Nigerian in the finals this year and it will be an honour to have you support and the support of the country and Africa as a whole to become this years Vogue talents winner.
Her final pieces stand to get produced by Vogue if she makes it into the top 10 by the 11th july. This would not only be a step in the right direction but it will help shed more light into fashion in Nigeria and Africa.
Details Of The Collection- Defragmented Imperfection
Fragmentation occurs when a computer system becomes disorganised. The process of defragmenting, which solves fragmentation issues inspired my design concept.
“Defragmented Imperfection” is greatly influenced by digital aesthetics and past ideas and crafts. Recreating and celebrating digital flaws became the key notion, which was interpreted through the imperfect reversed eel skirts that created graphic blocks, with the prim blocks of perfect suede opposing the irregular, knitted 3d pleated pieces. The degrading of computer systems were created through the imperfect anomalies of the laddered, textured and scaly like garments, constructed from hundreds of threads and yarns. The seemingly perfect final garments, from afar both working as standalone and collectives, once close evolved this “Defragmented imperfect” solution. Enlarged pixels (digital coloured dots) provided further inspiration to incorporate pleats into my designs. Just like pixel based images or shapes, pleats when enlarged or stretched lose their sharpness; and becomes softer.
Looking at different fragments, (fabric, colour, texture, shape, manipulations); I was able to reorganise and reconstruct a collection based on an absolute and complete design concept, similar to that of a defragmented, resolved computer.
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