Thursday, August 12, 2010

Spotlight: 5 reasons why we love Lalesso's Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Before we get into the top 5 things we're loving about Lalesso's Spring/Summer 2011 collection, allow us to give you a little background. Founded in 2005, Lalesso is the brainchild of Olivia Kennaway and Alice Heuser - two friends who turned their love for "lesso" (kanga print) into ethically-produced made-in-Kenya pieces that have found love all over. Their latest collection is high on our wish list for the following 5 reasons:

i) Lots of pretty patterns printed on 100% natural viscose and transformed into loose, something-for-everyone silhouettes.

ii) It's made in Kenya (by Soko Kenya, also responsible for ASOS Africa) by Kenyans, thus creating jobs and improved living standards for locals :-) Yay ethical standards and fair trade :-)

iii) We've found Lalesso's prints interesting in the past but the pieces in this collection are significantly more sophisticated and charming, including the solid blacks and whites.

iv) It's so nicely shot (in Kenya!) and accessorised (with pieces from a collaboration with Jennifer Kinnear; also made in Kenya!). Watch it all come to life in this accompanying video.

v) Lalesso's price points are usually super pocket-friendly and when the collection debuts in November, we'll more than likely be indulging in a piece or two! Enjoy some of our favourites from the collection below:


Very fabulous!

See the entire collection here.



boatx2 said...

Oh my god, I LOVE that black mini with the decorative blue shoulder.

love love love.

xoliquoricexo said...

@ boatx2: Lalesso has outdone itself with this collection! We adore that piece, too :-)

Thanks for swinging by and commenting!

Anonymous said...

i love da first dress, its stunning but the 3rd one is a disaster! Even the model look fat! don't you think?

xoliquoricexo said...

@ Anon: The first dress is def. one of our favourites! We don't think the third dress is all that bad, actually :-) It's different and we kinda like it!

Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts! We appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

i love lalesso but they don't represent Africa by using a white model......

Anonymous said...

Never heard of laleso before, it's so pretty! I agree with the comment below: Are they based in Africa? Why are they using a white model?

africattitude said...

I have also written an article about Lalesso's new collection but I am not keen as you are!
Check it out and tell me if you agree with me! ;-)