Nigerian-German born designer Bobby Kolade uses dynamism to celebrate traditional wear, referencing his Ugandan upbringing alongside contemporary influences from his current residence, Berlin. From 2010 to 2012 he interned in Paris for powerhouses Maison Martin Margiela and Balenciaga. In his first official MBFWB show, the collection consisted of hybrid pieces and unique fabrics that paid homage to his African origins. His passion for materials is evident in his collections, using fabric to tell a story of a specific place including motley, embroidered materials from the North of South Africa and most notably, bark cloth derived from the African fig tree. An advocate of sustainable and organic materials, Bobby Kolade is paving the way for eco-friendly fashion.
Having just moved into a new studio located next to a bustling underground station, Bobby Kolade has been inspired by a plethora of references that have translated into his AW15 collection in the form of playful textured parka tops and jackets that juxtapose traditional fabrics with luxurious organzas. This season’s offering also included mixed fabric pleated skirts, silk dresses, bark cloth blazers and glittery textured two pieces. Influenced by minwenda, a South African patchwork embroidered material with underlying significance; coats and pants feature embroidered, multi-coloured striped and zigzagged designs. The collection perfectly balances playful textures and bright colours with refined and wearable silhouettes that complement the female shape.
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