Designer of the Day…Lalesso

Bold colors and beautiful graphic prints adorn the looks of today’s designer – Lalesso of Cape Town. I am so in love with their collection of dresses, tops, skirts, and shoes that are so colorful and full of African flavor.

Lalesso is the work of designers Olivia Kennaway and Alice Heusseer and was started after a trip to Olivia’s hometown of Kenya. After seeing the beautiful colors and fabrics of the traditional African Khenga, the ladies decided to begin a lifestyle brand that’s just as socially conscious as it is fashion conscious. Lalesso is globally recgonized as a top eco and ethical clothing production company and utilizes local community members in its staff. They benefit from an above average wage and they get to use their handicraft for a great label.

These colors are just so gorgeous. I’m so glad bold patterns are going into the Fall season because every single one of these looks has inspired me to utilize some my own African fabrics (well African inspired…I don’t think any of them are authentic). So very pretty and unique!


About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on September 1, 2010, in Designers on My Radar and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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