The newest collection from Ivorian fashion designer, Loza Maleombho, for Spring/Summer 2016, she was inspired by the traditions of her country, the ‘Zaouli’ dancers and masquerades.
According to her: “Just like A/W15, this collection explores the culture of Zaouli dancers from the Guro tribe of Northern Côte d’Ivoire. With fringe trimmings and a mask figure peaking in a very stylized fashion within the structures of some of the garments, this collection is sensual in the sense that it is inspired by ‘Djela Lou Zaouli’, a ‘Guro’ princess who was re-known for her desiring beauty and for dancing very graciously. The silhouettes are more feminine than they have ever been in past collections.“
The editorial shoot is full of bold and colorful pieces with edgy cut-outs. The use of masquerade peeking through in the background gives it a traditional African touch.
See the full collection below:
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