Skirt Of The Month
We have just a handful of this beautiful print left before it finally sells out.
Want to know more about the diffrent shapes and lengths of our skirts? Why not read Skirt 101? It may just help you pick the right fit and lengths.
In this photo, I am wearing our new Santana Dress. Again, this is a classic print that the people at the Vlisco ( they printed this fabric) have jazzed up in a different colour. This specially crafted Wax Hollandais fabric is called Sanata. The print is also known as "Darling Don't Turn Your Back on Me." The pattern is said to represent an angry wife lying with her back to her husband. We don't know what the husband did wrong but he is begging her for forgiveness. He is also begging her to turn around. We are told that he kept repeating "Darling, don't turn your back on me." The woman in this story could just be me!
This is our Lore Target Skirt and like most African print, there is a story behind this beautiful classic print. When I was growing up, my mother had this classic print in her wardrobe. According to Vlisco (the makers of our fabric) ” the drawing on this skirt first appeared on the market in the 1960s and goes by many names, such as “Plaque-Plaque”, “Target”, and “Nsu Bura”, which means ‘water well’ in Ghana.” The Story behind the ‘water well’ is that when you throw a stone in water well, you can see a ripple effect. Basically, whatever you do in life, (whether good or bad) your actions will have an effect on everyone around you.
When I was about 5 years old. I heard the term "stray cats" for the first time. I didn't know the meaning but I loved the way the words sounded. I remember thinking to myself that when I finally open a fashion house, I'd call my shop STRAY CAT. I have always wanted to sell clothes to women... Always. But the noise in the market place confused me so I studied law instead. Unlike most people who create fashion, I don't have a fashion background but I understand that women love beautiful and comfortable clothes. I create what I'd wear. I also understand that as human beings we love to be seen hence the colours and the swishiness in my clothes. my Nigerian background means I LOVE colours. Do you know that if you wear all black in Nigeria, people will ask you who died? Black is regarded as a colour to tell the world that you have just lost someone dear to you. Well, I must say that is changing now. Nowadays, people wear colours for funerals. They now celebrate the life of the person they have lost. They are now beginning to understand that it was an honour and privilege to have had that person ( regardless of how short or long the life must have been) in their lives.