Fun Fashion. Real Style 18 Jul, 2024

LILA BARE SS24 Collection at Lagos Fashion Week 2023

LilaBare debuted at Lagos Fashion Week on the 28th of October with the Spring Summer 2024 collection.

Kolam SS24 is a modern day reflection on the similarities in adornment between ancient East African & Indian cultures. Transcending through eras & continents, both regions adorn the body for the purpose of making oneself auspicious, attract good fortune and connect to one's soul.

With exploration between truly gender fluid and ultra-feminine styles, the collection seeks to empower the human bod in all its forms whilst embracing the common thread that connects all physicalities.

With robust textural applications & embellishments, Kolam is rooted in Gujarati henna designs, Maasai beadwork and traditional Indian sewing techniques that culminate into a contemporary perspective on ancient adornment & craft.

10 FACTS ABOUT KOLAM SS24

• 98% of all the materials in the collection are naturally grown in Kenya and are traceable to source.

•This season's hues are dyed with botanicals & unsellable agricultural excess including rosemary, tea residue & hibiscus.

There is only one synthetic dye used in the collection; it is Cradle to Cradle, Bluesign & GOTS certified.

• The LilaBare signature textile is made entirely by hand without carbon or chemicals. It was designed to look like linen, breathe like cotton & drape like silk.

It is developed in-house & exclusive to the brand.

• Kolam introduced block print technology to Kenya, adapting laser-engraving & artisan training. The Mehendi catsuit has over 100 block prints in a single garment.

The crochet textile was crafted by the nuns of Gospel God's Church in Kenya, using rain-fed Kenyan cotton.

• The collection is produced in the world's only carbon neutral garment manufacturer, set in a wildlife sanctuary in Kenya.

• Kolam features upcycled vintage saris derived from the local community of Indian-Kenyan women, whose saris originate in India from the '70s.

• Kolam is a blend of traditional Kenyan crafting & Indian tailoring techniques reinvented for the modern era.

• The collection was designed using 3D technology which reduced sampling waste by over 60%.

. The Kolam SS24 Collection is carbon negative.

LilaBare uses fashion design to take a holistic & timeless perspective on creating positive impact on our planet.

Take a look at the runway looks of LILA BARE at LFW 2023;

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