We are very excited to release the amazing partnership we built to connect the design students of London Central Saint Martins (@csm_news) and EFI’s Artisan Weavers in Burkina Faso (@ethicalFashion). BA Textile designers (@csm_ba_textile_design), Yoonsun Jeong and Greysha Assoun works have been selected for their respective modern organic cotton weaves, 100% hand crafted in Burkina Faso.
BA Fashion designer (@bafcsm), Harris Reed (@harris_reed) has been collectively selected for a collection celebrating the harmony between traditional West African dress and performance garments of the Festima Festival in Dedougou. Reed translates through this capsule collection the contrasts between the performers’ dress, mixing a new way of wearing modern pieces, such as the polo shirt, with meaningful objects such as cowrie shells, said to represent the goddess of protection, and traditional textile from different tribes.
The artist and singer, Oyinda, (@oyinda) is the best muse to celebrate this collection in an exclusive photo serie shot by Andrew Boyle (@andyboyle). More images coming soon of this unique capsule !
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