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“Gallery of Poems”: Dramatic Romanticism by Vlisco



This is the first collection from Vlisco since the dutch company was bought by international private equity group, Actis.
In the business of fashion, boardroom decisions can have an effect on the creative side. For Vlisco, this shift in ownership seems very positive. The new collection is dramatic and romantic. We especially love the majestic backdrop of these ad campaign images as well as the styling and the models ‘royal’ gait.


Once upon a time, Vlisco created a mysterious new fabric collection called ‘Gallery of Poems’. Dreams wander, floating into your own fairyland. Step into a new world and view the designs as objects of inspiration. Some designs will magically transform into a piece of art, adding a romantic touch to the poetic drama, while others illustrate a surrealistic passing of time. The decorative collection is intensified by a flamboyant colour palette. ‘Gallery of Poems’ makes you feel like a fairytale beauty.


  1. Yomi Adu

    November 11, 2010 at 10:27 am

    yippee!!! first to coment…..this is absolutely gorgeous !

  2. Hali

    November 11, 2010 at 10:32 am


  3. bada bing bada bang

    November 11, 2010 at 10:35 am


  4. Kay

    November 11, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Lovely lovely beauiful fabrics.

  5. Truth teller

    November 11, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Classy,sophisticated,and glamorous,my kindda style. I love the collection(except the first though) 🙂

  6. brendz

    November 11, 2010 at 10:43 am

    OMG!!! they are like works of art…awesome!!!!

  7. DUDU

    November 11, 2010 at 10:45 am

    As usual, Vlisco designs have wowed me again

    • Lyds

      November 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm

      there must be an uber uber creative and talented creative director/ designer/ stylist at Vlisco My GAWD

  8. Glory Edozien

    November 11, 2010 at 10:54 am


    • BC

      November 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm

      Yup. I am with you on that

    • deedoubleU

      November 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm


    • 1234

      November 18, 2010 at 8:56 am


  9. FemmeLounge

    November 11, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Nice collection…..I love pic 8

  10. tama

    November 11, 2010 at 11:23 am

    lovely and classy

  11. viv

    November 11, 2010 at 11:53 am

    vlisco is coming up with more wearabe designs, love ’emm totaly!

  12. viv

    November 11, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    vlisco, your styles are more wearable now n am loving ’emm soo much!

  13. Jenifa

    November 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    this is ri-damn-diculously beautiful. Oh my gosh…

  14. Lha

    November 11, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    beautiful…and iv stolen one of the pictures #okbye

  15. adelegirl

    November 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Vlisco never fails to impress with their collections. Love the fabric, the designs, the photography, the models. Every little detail of the collection is just so fab. Great job.

  16. Ginika

    November 11, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    [email protected]…I love them and cant wait for West African fashion to go real big and storm the catwalks of Milan, Paris, New York and London.

  17. Demilade

    November 11, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    very dramatic….nice

  18. Iya2

    November 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Tres Fab!

  19. Dolly P

    November 11, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    These collections are superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Chibaby

    November 11, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Too fabulous!!

  21. emem

    November 11, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    i have never commented on bellanaija before, but with this i have to. this is different, so BEAUTIFUL.

  22. bgal

    November 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm


  23. anonymous

    November 11, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    loving the bold and vibrant colours ..the assessories are beautiful. very nice pieces and the print is just whao..wearable if some are toned down but in some situations so totally it!

  24. Kilonsparkles

    November 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I’m having spasms! GORGEOUS! And the model is stunning!

  25. Miss ATL

    November 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    In a word, WOW!

  26. bekky

    November 11, 2010 at 4:06 pm


  27. anon

    November 11, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I am speechless. EXQUISITE.

  28. omogekofo

    November 11, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    14 is my Bestest……………….could wer it to any place………………from the house, to the market, the church, dinner….to even a sport hall in a bid to cheer my own team…

  29. Tres Belle

    November 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    TRES CHIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Jade

    November 11, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    i wish these were in Jamaica, boo hoo!!!

    • mariaah

      November 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm

      I think you can order online.. Goolgle their site.

  31. The Bola

    November 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    ‘m in luurrvvv 🙂

  32. Eby

    November 11, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Fabulous designs! Finally something well crafted, styled, and photographed. These are really breath-taking!

  33. The Bola

    November 11, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    intesting that Vlisco is branching into bags, their PE firm seems to be pursuing an agressive growth strategy with them…good sturvs

  34. Yuds

    November 11, 2010 at 6:21 pm


  35. bee

    November 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    im in loveeee

  36. lola

    November 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    they are all breath taking…..
    africa fashion is going places…….

  37. Loli

    November 11, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    This is gorgeous–I’m in love with the collection and the unique creation of these pieces.

  38. Theresa

    November 11, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Just perfect! Makes you look at ankara/prints in a different light. Any material is good,just the design that may make/mar it.

  39. Ujubaby

    November 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, den done come again! Vlisco Vlisco, una no go kill pesin wiv fashion. Every style this designer makes are absolutely mesmirizing. I will continue to say this over and over again, Vlisco’s the best designer in the world!

    • Gbemi

      November 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

      Vlisco is NOT a designer. Vlisco manufactures fabric.

  40. mary007

    November 11, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    love love it, wao some people are soooooooooooo talented

  41. myne Whitman

    November 11, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Great designs, great pictures, lovely model!

  42. jolie

    November 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm


  43. fineboykosipimples

    November 11, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Isnt this EKU EDEWOR???

  44. asa

    November 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    High fashion, art,glamor, pure hotness

  45. Temiloluwa Adebayo

    November 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Amazing designs mehn! tres haute

  46. amber rose

    November 11, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    lovely,on point but i know that they use computers to enhance the length of their designs. anyway, terrific designs, good lighting, lovely model

  47. luscious lush

    November 11, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Tres gorgeous!!! Love love it!!

  48. LBoogie

    November 12, 2010 at 12:14 am

    WOW! Absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!

  49. kits...

    November 12, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Simply Breathtaking!!!!!

  50. pop

    November 12, 2010 at 2:53 am

    thank goodness!! now this is what i call REAL design and very SKILLED! its too sophisticated that u cant even tell that the fabrics r african! unlike the other shit i been seeing here! tacky, n cut n sew nonsense. even the photoshoot seff is sooooooooo on POINT! thank u very much! lovely outfits

    • Gbemi

      November 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm

      The fabric is NOT African. Vlisco was founded in Holland has been making printed fabrics since 1846. They have been in this game before our grandparents were born, hence the ‘SKILL and SOPHISTICATION’ you enthusiastically ascribe to them.
      The ‘s**t’ you claim to have been seeing here represents hours, days and weeks spent dreaming, conceiving and executing. If you would only stop all the vicious attacks and realise that, in spite of all the challenges, the person whose ‘tacky, cut and sew nonsense’ you criticize has made an effort.
      These fabrics are in the 45 to 60 Euros range. That’s like 10 to 12k Naira for 6 yards. That’s at least 500% more than some other ankara fabrics. They can afford the ‘on POINT’ photoshoot, the young designers you attack cannot and if they even dare charge more than a couple thousand Naira, you’ll go at them for being ‘overpriced’.

      FYI Vlisco has since stopped printing fabric for the European markets. they focus totally on the African market. They do not produce these fabrics here. We import them!

    • p

      November 13, 2010 at 12:51 am

      we dont need a history lesson. thankyou very much mate. these designs are hot and they r of a higher calibar than what we been seeing

    • Yemi

      November 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm

      Well said! People here sometimes are soooo quick to pour out vitriol and bile without knowing the full facts or being able to do the things they are quick to criticize themselves.

    • ngum

      November 16, 2010 at 10:19 pm

      couldn’t have put it better myself gbemi. african does not equal low quality. we need to encourage our designers and constructively critique their work. vlisco were once novices too.

  51. L.A Chick-Fashion Unlimited

    November 12, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Love the way Vlisco celebrate our African fabric in those pictures. The attention to every detail makes them a masterpiece. The way the model hairstyle match the design on the pillar, the vibrant color of the fabric against the neutral background, and the variety of the style featured… My favorite picture is the first one. This picture depicts fashion itself: decadent, edgy and glamorous. I dey put eyes for those bags oh; they look so posh! I see myself rocking Downtown L.A with one of them already!

  52. L.A Chick-Fashion Unlimited

    November 12, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Just a thought… Am sure Lady Gaga would love the disgn # 1, it’s totally her style!!!

  53. FL1 TZ

    November 12, 2010 at 7:42 am

    soooooooooooooooooooo beautiful

  54. omotoke

    November 12, 2010 at 8:37 am

    lovely…….beautiful model too

  55. Q

    November 12, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Eku ko,eku ni!!

  56. Speaking of Which

    November 12, 2010 at 11:10 am

    This is wow!!! Awesome location…. Sparkling Model ….. Superb makeup… Maaadddd photography… pls whose d photographer…. this is something else… Vlisco creative team Thumbs UP!!!

  57. nikky

    November 12, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Lovely designs

  58. morenike

    November 12, 2010 at 6:31 pm


  59. Kate

    November 13, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Does anyone know who made these clothes please?

  60. nando

    November 13, 2010 at 5:23 am

    extremely Gorgeous………dat Is a true Model!

  61. Gbemi

    November 13, 2010 at 10:25 am

    My point exactly. There is no basis for comparison.

  62. TY

    November 13, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    j’adore j’adore j’adore…..high couture fashion bbaby…..totally my style. ****************

  63. petra

    November 13, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Lanre Da Silva pls take note, this is how to do victorian!

  64. mayo

    November 13, 2010 at 9:52 pm


  65. Grace

    November 14, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Vey High Fashion..This is Couture

  66. The Art of Scedy

    November 14, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Impressive, the execution of the art direction. Congrats for the final result ! Just beautiful. I saw last week on TV the equivalent spot about this new collection and must vow that it’s also very beautiful !

    Any clue about the studio that directed the TV spot for this collection ? Is it the same studio that executed the precedent “Sparkling Grace” TV spot too ?

  67. dabusta

    November 14, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Please Bella do you know who made the dresses on behalf of Vlisco ?the designs are amazing!totally brings out the beauty of the print i like!

  68. ArietaWho?

    November 14, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    The fabrics, the styling, the lighting the Photography =AWESOME!

  69. ify

    November 15, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    very captivationg designs. I wonder who the dsigners are. they should be celebrated. truly georgeous each and every one of them.

  70. highontheessenceoflife

    November 16, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Beautiful. Love the design and photography. thumbs up!

  71. GM

    November 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Love it!!!!

  72. pam

    November 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    the african saga. consume what we dont produce. and its made in holland only for us.
    lovely tho. really lovely.

  73. M

    November 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    All I want to know is-who is their designer?WOW!

  74. beetito

    November 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm


  75. Lovey

    November 18, 2010 at 2:36 am

    This is beautiful n d person dat make them clothe did a excellent job

  76. jennifer

    November 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    WOW! dis is absolutely great. WOW! WOW! i’m in love with all the designs

  77. duntex

    November 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    this is vliscolicious , nice design , nice shoot, beautiful model!

  78. Davido

    January 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Love it! Absolutely stunning!!

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