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Inspired by Avatar & The Works of Portuguese Designer Valentim Quaresma – Anita Quansah London A/W 2011 Collection

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Uber creative and talented accessories designer Anita Quansah is out with her A/W Collection. Anita’s pieces are big, bold and intricately crafted. We love that she keeps it fresh with every collection while still maintaining her brands aesthetic.

“The latest collection is based on two subjects the film Avatar and works by Valentim Quaresma, artist and designer, known for his use of industrial materials in his work.

I wanted to create a collection that has an earthy feel to it, but looks industrial at the same time. Hence the use of semi precious stones and beads fused with hardware such as bolts, nuts, and safety Pins and washers, things used every day by human but used in an unconventional way to create show stopping statement pieces.

Like the film Avatar focusing on the close relationship or interaction between culture and civilization, I touched on this but focusing primarily on the recycled components making them edgier yet feminine at the same time, fusing them with bright hues.”- Anita Quansah

View full collection below:

The A/W 2011 collection be available to buy soon on the Anita Quansah new e-store and their available stockist.
www.anitaquansahlondon.com

Credits
Photographer: Ade Okelarin
Styling & Art direction: Crystal Deroche “Ife Onikoyi”
MUA: Nathalie Guest
Model: Zainab Balogun
Accessories: Anita Quansah London

43 Comments

  1. deee

    August 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

    georgeous 🙂 and very creative

  2. Ms. Jayee

    August 10, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Photography, Model, Jewellery…excellente! but errr….are we like supposed to wear these?

    • HRS OLUBUSOLA

      August 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      @ Ms Jayee, i feel u! On point! Thinking same……

  3. kejel

    August 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Nice n creative.1st? Yes/no

  4. eve

    August 10, 2011 at 11:10 am

    na wa oh!

  5. jd

    August 10, 2011 at 11:24 am

    na real wa..wot are dey advertising sef..

  6. samsie

    August 10, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Designer toh badt..isssorai

  7. funky mf

    August 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    as in we go wear dis or wat?except na to act coming to america again as queen of zamunda kingdom!mba!i no dey buy!my guy will even think its jazz!pure waste of good photography!

  8. Nike

    August 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    These are very nice and I think the model is beautiful. But what and where are we supposed to wear these to?!

  9. igbofille

    August 10, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Is this fashion or oiled body show. I wonder the intention of this collection, none of the outfits is wearable and the girl nearly stripped all in the name of modeling. Msheew.

    • Hali

      August 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm

      Article said nothing about clothes. Anita Quansah is a jeweller and makes elaborate one of kind statement jewelleries. She doesn’t design ‘outfits’

  10. fokasibe

    August 10, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    As in! These too are to be worn abi? To where kwanu? Where are the actual clothes? Okay o!

  11. El Bee

    August 10, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Very creative, but where are we supposed to wear them to? o_O

  12. mimilavander

    August 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    igbo fella its oiled baby show.lmfao

  13. http://diaryofsnw.blogspot.com/

    August 10, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I have to agree with Nike.

  14. aLittleHumor

    August 10, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    wetin dem dey sell??? and pls the “hoyel” on the model is toooo musshh!

    • me

      August 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      thank you for the little humor…

  15. BigBen

    August 10, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    That last pic is just so wrong, eyes closed, one hand on head, lips slightly parted and her hand to the crotch…smdh….lol…some photoshoot alright…

  16. mii

    August 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    lovely! this is pure art

  17. aty

    August 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    THIS IS GORGEOUS

  18. the awe

    August 10, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Usually..i’l jst shake my head n walk away bt i cud nt help bt to say….WOT IS DIS?….

    • kemchi

      August 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      It is (drum roll please), show stopping statement pieces!

  19. ebiekikai

    August 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    very very good.its ur thing…for sure

  20. Mary007

    August 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Art, creativity and design meet

  21. Tiki

    August 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Beautiful…and for all y’all asking where to wear them to, use ur imagination! If that can’t help you, let it go, you probably shouldn’t be wearing it anyway…mschew!

  22. busi

    August 10, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Beautiful , it does kind of reminds of what I think Nzinga the queen of Angola would look like

  23. cathy

    August 10, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    it is to be worn to the swimming pool na lwkmd

  24. ebi

    August 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    nice but they would look better hanging in an art museum or a costume shop, because they don’t look like something that someone would wear to an event.

  25. Ms♥Infamous

    August 10, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Cool. btw, those of you who r asking where you r to wear the designs to yh…. if you dint notice, as stated in the first line of the article.. the lady is an “Accessory Designer” which means.. The model is showcasing mostly accessories.. i think. Btw, fashion is not all about clothes..its also about art and creativity..so pls let her be..this is very creative

  26. eloho

    August 10, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Beautiful photography! And i can see myself wearing it on a simply dress or outfit. It could work! I like!

  27. AJCiti

    August 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Absolutely stunning, I love the pieces and I especially love the model they used, her body is amazing!

    • kemchi

      August 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      That is what ‘hoyel’ and good photography can do for your skin!

  28. Oladips

    August 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    wow, its so nice.

  29. @coshadino Twitter

    August 11, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Fantastic concept,but I must say these collections are way too over the top,should be meant on the runway….xxxx

  30. faith

    August 11, 2011 at 9:33 am

    to all those asking where one can wear dose beautiful collections to…it can be worn to carnivals or festivals…lovely…

  31. michelle femi

    August 11, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Beautiful designs but this years collections has mostly being wearable I don’t know about these tho. But lovely

  32. deee

    August 11, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    err… i dont think u meant to wear, they’re not selling/ “advertising” it for u to buy. if u read the blog and understand- ” wanted to create a collection that has an earthy feel to it, but looks industrial at the same time. Hence the use of semi precious stones and beads fused with hardware such as bolts, nuts, and safety Pins and washers, things used every day by human but used in an unconventional way to create show stopping statement pieces.” this is the purpose 😛

  33. PD

    August 11, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    that last pic is sumhow abeg…..see the bones…looks painful!

  34. Olu

    August 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    What a wonderful and polished shoot. Great pieces, Anita Q has done it again. I will be getting my checque book out for a couple of these neck pieces.

  35. toni

    August 16, 2011 at 2:11 am

    is the model zainab balogun??? she is beyond gorgeous

  36. juddy

    August 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    the model made the pieces come alive EXTRAORDINARY!!!

  37. luvbogg

    October 5, 2011 at 11:56 am

    fashion is art….

  38. Fumi Desalu-Vold

    December 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful and Beyond! Well done Bella, u are doing a great job and have a strong following in the USA, (that was where I heard of u) and I can see why. This editorial could be in Italian Vogue for sure.
    Happy Holidays. xoxo FDV.

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