With intricate patterns and a vibrant palette, Kenyan brand Lalesso embraces the cultural heritage in its Resort 2015 Collection on which the brand was founded.
Reexamining Lalesso’s original musings through colour and form, traditional pieces like the khanga or lesso are reworked in a tribute to the effortless and uncomplicated beauty of East Africa. The result is a bright and bold collection that, through simple silhouettes, maintains a classic yet contemporary feel.
The brand has celebrity fans include, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Kimora Lee Simmons, Elle McPherson, Estelle and Mary Charteris.
Inspired by East African fabrics, all the prints have been designed in house and are exclusive to Lalesso. The swim pieces are styled up with glistening gold trims and the dresses, kaftans and cover-ups are simple but flattering. Focused on sustainability, part of the collection uses 100% bamboo fabric (the most environmentally friendly and sustainable fabric there is) and the other part uses 100% PET made up of recycled plastic bottles.
Photography: KOPE | FIGGINS
Model: Aluad Deng Anei
Set Design: Influenced by the De Stijl art movement
For more information, visit: www.lalesso.com