I have been eyeing the work of Nigerian designer Mo Alatise for a while now. Can you believe that this is the first time I am actually featuring the Viv la resistance on ciaafrique? Shocking I know. I have seen a few Nigerian celebs working her pieces on carpet before and was I was very happy to receive their latest collection a few days ago. You might also remember this collection from the Arise fashion week in Lagos last year.
"The Viv La Resistance woman is Mysterious, Sexy, Confident, Timeless, and a Head Turner
wherever she goes."
When ask what was the inspiration behind the collection here is what Mo had to say :
'A Trip’ came from the marrying of a series of visual and physical stimulants and a need for a new medium of expression, born out of necessity.The Theme for the Collection came as a step-like process, where one stimulant birthed the other.The main Inspiration behind the Collection came from the works of one of my favorite graffiti artist and film maker, MR BRAINWASH, Having experimented with graffiti myself at a younger age, I have always been fascinated by the merging of paint unto textured surfaces, color and grit."
See more pictures below....
You can check out previous collections at www.vivlaresistance.com
Model : Alexandra Nwokedi
Styling/Direction: Mo Alatise & Lucy Love
Photographer: Obi Somto