by Chi Ibe
The Oriental Classics collection is an eclectic mix of creations that consists of the perfect red carpet collection.
Lanre Dasilva Ajayi, LDA, has ticked the glam box with aplomb and is showcasing ethereal and glamorous pieces in colours such as green, black, grey, gold and red all gliding down the catwalk at the Arise Magazine Lagos Fashion Week last March with a mixture of the brand’s signature old vintage style, pieces that have been carefully handmade to suit the mood; crystal-embellished hems dripped, tops and dresses made out of pure Oriental silks and silk brocade.
Jackets, skirt and trousers made out of the brand’s love for lace and here are also hints of the 1920s flapper style in dresses and skirts, a reminiscence of Chanel’s early days shown in richly this textured collection that have been exquisitely adapted to suit today’s upwardly mobile African woman that yearns for timeless pieces she can wear for decades hence pieces vary in lengths from short and midi to long.
The level of imagination and intricacy between pieces vary, creating a clear pecking order of the masterpieces shown here that is every inch worth the price tag.
For this collection LDA affirms that “more is more” and has pieces for every woman; young and old. There’s no doubt that it is for a confident fashion forward woman that appreciates true creativity and beauty.
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (LDA) is the founder of eponymous self-named design label. In seven years her passion for fashion has gotten stronger making the label a fashion favourite among the media, celebrities and fashion lovers.
LDA has been featured in various African and international media including L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Black, ARISE Magazine, Daily Mail, Essence.com, Fashion Bomb.com, Zimbio.com, WWD.com, ITN News, NTN24.com, ABCNews.com, Reuters UK and Centric/BET.