Founded by Olivia Kennaway and Alice Heusser, Lalesso is a South African fashion brand that loves using African inspired textiles in all their collections. For their Spring Summer 2014 Collection, the designers tell us the inspiration for this collection came from the environment and the vibrations found in Africa’s wildlife. “The Lalesso Spring Summer 2014 collection is inspired by the environment, surfaces, vibrations and disparities found in Africa’s wild,” says the designers Olivia and Alice. “Africa’s abundant and often unobvious configurations, mesmerizingly strewn and tangled across its vast landscapes were drawing points for the print designs and collection pieces. The angular geometry seen carved into ancient rocks by wind and water over centuries of erosion. Deconstructing the unobserved details in proteas, cacti, flowers, eagles, insects and reinterpreting them into a bold and powerful African context. All the while retaining the soft notes of the continent’s most faint element – it’s gentleness.” Photographed by Misha Taylor, the fabrics used include cottons and silks and we are totally obsessed with the Ishiwa Dress, pictured below.

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We personally love this effortless silk dress and it would go well with some strappy sandals. The little things you add to this look like your accessories can turn this ordinary look into a great look. Check out the whole collection below.

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If you want any of the items you have just seen, please feel free to visit Lalesso online on their website or social media handles inserted below.

Website: www.lalesso.com
Facebook: Lalesso
Twitter: @Lalesso

Photography: Misha Taylor
Art Direction/stylist: Anna Verloren Thematt
Model: Sam Laskey from Ice Cape Town
Hair and Makeup: Daleen Stewart | Jessica Le Clos