Just in Time for Christmas 2011! Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi presents the Delicate Shades Capsule Collection

Jingle Bells are ringing as the 2011 Christmas Season is here.
Nigerian designer and frequent Vlisco collaborator, Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi debuted a new capsule collection created using fabrics exclusively from Vlisco‘s recent Delicate Shades collection.

The collection was first presented at an intimate event hosted by Vlisco in November 2011. Now the lookbook for the collection is here, just in time for your Christmas events.

This collection is available via Temple Muse.

Photography: Moussa Moussa

48 Comments on Just in Time for Christmas 2011! Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi presents the Delicate Shades Capsule Collection
  • sassy diva December 13, 2011 at 8:01 am

    ahhhhhhhhh 50 steps ahead…this is creativity at its peak…Lanre you are just so talented…you no dey his level at allllllllllllllllllll….WELL DONE OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Impressed much December 13, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Wowza!!! Finally a collection from Lanre I can effortlessly rock…well done!!! lovely fabrics…creative designs…uber chic!!!

  • Makioba December 13, 2011 at 8:18 am


  • Tee December 13, 2011 at 8:50 am

    nice collection….love every piece…

  • e-bukun December 13, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Wow! i’m loving this….Nicely done Ms. DaSilva

  • Ron December 13, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I Love Lanre’s attention to detail.Gorgeous collection.

  • Lil fiz December 13, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Brilliant job

  • hotdame December 13, 2011 at 9:11 am


  • flexy December 13, 2011 at 9:13 am

    dis is a wow factor….creativity at its best

  • Dahlia Voka December 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Good job…i wonder where can we get these outfits in South Africa

  • Cypriana December 13, 2011 at 9:23 am


  • Jules December 13, 2011 at 9:34 am


  • diamond December 13, 2011 at 9:41 am

    hmnnnn! really in time for christmas. brillant collection.

  • Ima December 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Lovely pieces. So classy!

  • Ronke December 13, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Not really feeling the collection..

  • AlittleHumor December 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I feel like Lanre is one of those designers who try too hard…..just my thots!

  • Ice December 13, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Nice fabrics and beautifully put together..well done!

  • OyinD December 13, 2011 at 11:02 am


  • posh December 13, 2011 at 11:04 am

    just a word……………FAB

  • eye December 13, 2011 at 11:29 am

    LDA has always been a pace-setter so am not surprised…GOOD JOB

  • Rhecks December 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

    This collection clearly emphasizes the need and importance of one staying true to his or her ideals. We have patiently witnessed the evolution of Lanre’s label, starting from her Victorian era designs to the modern day elegant and classy designs. LDA indeed has come to stay beautifully and aesthetically entrenched in our hearts. Well done!

  • dewowo December 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

    these designs are absolutely lovely, delicate…and complicated.
    She’s good at wot she does.

  • no dignity December 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm


  • cathy December 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    love it

  • boladudu December 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Dont see any big deal

  • BukiOni December 13, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Very very nice, I was wondering when this collabo was gonna happen, it was only a matter of time really; beautiful fabrics + beautiful designs = beautiful collection.

  • urgh December 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    model aint it plssss

  • Chi-ka December 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Lanre killed this collection big time! I would absolutely wear any of these outfits!!!! Thumbs up.

  • Uchyyy December 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    The best ever… No controversy! Thumbs up Lanre.

  • auntie December 13, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    but LDA always brings it with modesty thoooo!
    love love love!

  • blahbla December 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    i feel like the model did not do justice to ds collection:(

  • Tiki December 13, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Me luv…but will the model please stand straight so I can see the dress! All her hunching over is ruining some beautiful lines.. Case in point – pic with the pink lace jacket and pink and blue skirt.

  • mee2 December 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    the fabrics are amazing.

  • bunmi December 13, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    nice combinations of colors and nice design. great job

  • anon December 13, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    I feel like if it was one of these up and coming designers that made this collection, people will be saying something different. a few pieces are nice but lets be honest, this isn’t her greatest job.

  • koko December 14, 2011 at 5:09 am

    lovely lovely lovely. Where can I buy you clothes!!

  • Silky December 14, 2011 at 8:39 am

    All i can say for now is WOW!!

  • doris December 14, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Please where can i get or order aby of these clothings.

  • abby December 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Nice collection apart from the cream brocade table cloth like looking fabric!

  • Jordan Gafaru December 14, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Wow this is amazing: creativity at its peak. Congratulations, I must say. Dont rest on your oars.

  • Lady Jaye December 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    the model is a bad model.

  • Bumsylee December 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    lovely and wearable collection. welldone LDA.

  • bunmi ojo December 15, 2011 at 9:07 am

    In my opinion, lanre isn’t trying too hard, this is a collection for people that’s got style. This collection is a classic, I love all the pieces!

  • BrownSugah December 15, 2011 at 9:18 am

    beautiful, beautiful designs and am definitely stealing! Wowwwwww….

  • mimi_incredible December 19, 2011 at 11:19 am

    so beautiful

  • adnyl oconnor-dauda(chicago) December 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    absolutely…goregeous! i cannot say enough about the mix of pattern which i said long ago what would happen if someone did a mash up…some people tried..but the beauty of it really shines through!!!

  • meckk.c.kanu January 10, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    im a huge fan. absolutely beautiful colours but somewhat predictable.

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