Luxury leather handbag brand, Zashadu, unveils its Spring/Summer 2015 collection, ‘For Agnes’
The new collection which incorporates traditional Nigerian weaving techniques, hand-washed Nigerian Python skin and bright pops of coloured Nigerian goat and sheepskin leathers against an otherwise matt and muted palette, will be unveiled in London, Milan and New York in the coming months.
Sharing the inspiration behind the new collectionat an exclusive unveiling event held last Sunday 21st of September at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos, Creative Director Zainab Ashadu during the screening of a short documentary about the brand said:
The highlight of my childhood cross-country travels across the Nigerian landscape was sighting my grandmother Agnes, anticipating our arrival as we pulled up into the compound, in my hometown, Northern Edo. Sitting beside her as she worked her loom, she would fuel my imagination recounting stories and dreams from her youth into the fabric she weaved rapidly, like magic before my eyes.
This collection is inspired by Agnes and seeks to explore a marriage between traditional and contemporary practices, between innocence and wisdom, between nostalgia and contentment.Zashadu
Quintessence Lagos, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
ALARA Lagos (Nov 2014)
Wolf and Badger, 32 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4NE