We have the latest collection from Nigerian design label Washington Roberts and it is filled with clean cuts, simple silhouettes, geometric patterns, custom digital pleated print and gradients.
Inspired by the Nebuta House Museum in Japan, the Spring/Summer 2015 collection imitates the building which is made out of 820 twisted steel strips. These strips inspired the idea of pleating the fabric as contouring to enhance the female form. In his younger years, Washington had the notion to become an architect, and for this project, he combined his love for architecture with his passion for fashion to birth this structured collection.
Fabrics used range from silk wool and satin face silk to organza and Italian woven lurex and organza stripe.
The collection was first debuted at the 2014 GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week, click here if you missed it. Check out the lookbook.