Saturday, 5 February 2011
Of course this started the Intellectual Property debate amongst lawyers about who owns the Lesso and so forth and that the whole thing shhould not have been allowed to happen. But what we are forgetting is they had the initiative to take it further and even after they did so its only till recently that we are embracing wearing prints in our closets.
Designers at Gucci recently even used the Nigerian print on their kanga's to make spring/summer clothes as the picture shows.
A designer like Roberto Cavalli is known for making leopard print dresses, the best actually yet its always fresh and new each time. now you can imagine what you can do with over 20 different designs of kanga.
I have a friend who's mum makes the most beautiful maxi dresses with lesso material and always thought i could pull an Omawumi and wear it to an event such as cocktail party or even use a strip and add to an LBD to make it fresh as the pic aside. A clever design to be worn to any event for me minus the head wrap but how beautiful is this !!!!!! it just shows you dont need to use the whole material but incorporate it into your outfit.
La Lesso designs below at Cape Town Fashion Week:
Beyonce below wore the Nigerian kanga in one of her videos.
And lastly are some of my favourite designs i saw at stylehive.com by some designer.
Have Fun with prints your guaranteed to look like no one else in the room!!!!!