Thursday, March 6, 2008

Finally we can see DAV!D at the HUASA Show 2008!

Inspired by various things, this collection, Rouge Noir (named after the Chanel lipstick that I love so much now), is eclectic with different kinds of fabrics and textures to represent the richness in individualities, talents, looks of Africans, especially those in the diaspora.

I usually go from design to fabric but this time I reversed the process to see where it'll lead me. And where to? I feel like I was led to a place of 'power, determination and inherent royalty'.

I even took on a bigger challenge to go for deeper and duller prints as opposed to the bright and vibrant colors everywhere, so I could push my design buttons even more. Even with all the distracting Java and Woodin prints out there, I thought I'd focus more on what I'm here for- creating innovative, timeless pieces.

To say I have no regrets at all with this collection would be a litote. Rather, I LOVE this collection with ALL my heart! I only would have wished for impeccable sartorial skills so that those kick-ass drawings in my sketchbook would have been a reality for sure. I can only hope that I'll be sewing as good as Todd Lynn one day; that would be the DAY!

That being said, I put a slideshow of the collection below so I don't have to upload too many pix on here. Let me know your favorite looks. Enjoy!







PS:I haven't spoken to my mum since the show and I feel terrible. She's DAV!D's biggest fan! =(


24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope u like Deola Sagoe..U are like..the mini her!!

Good job on the Show!..Thanks for coming out!!!

'Rele!

Bluntlyhot said...

I am your biggest fan!!!! Good job girl and more grease to your elbows. You are going place fo' sho!!! and make sure you call your mama

DAV!D said...

Deola Sagoe?!?!?!?! Oh wow! Thanks a lot girl! I'm short of words...

Thank you Bluntly Hot! Appreciate the love! =)

tosan said...

not sure what i was expecting - but this wasn't it. and that's not a bad thing :) i'm warming up to it and i certainly appreciate your range as a designer. your other designs were more of an instant hit with me. and yes, i get the comparison with deola sagoe - your designs are edgy and sophisticated and you certainly have your own niche. this isn't just 'everyday' african print/fabric like i've mostly become bored with; there is an eagerness to step outside the mould that i admire and respect. you certainly had me doing a double-take on some of the pieces!

i look forward to more of dav!d's offerings in the near future. you've started remarkably well and i know you'll keep raising the bar. dav!d is very clearly destined for greatness...and you don't need to be prophetic to know that :)

congrats!

IFY said...

She is David for shizzle!lol

Queen said...

Hot stuff. Too edgy and different. Thanks for the shout out. Its DAV!D DAMMIT!

ak akin said...

whoa!! ur a STAR! very well done, i love all d designs especially d lady in d red and d one with all of u... U need 2 start making for guyz.. u'll b ma top designer..
finally, excellent work on d music compilation..
Bless

Anonymous said...

aww am proud..am a big fan..did deola sagoe really come??nd wwen wud u start takin orders??

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

oh crap.. the computer im on doesnt have the flash or whatever thing so i cant see em.. i'll chck 4rom another one later... i know they'll be fab tho.. rock on mami

ceecy29 said...

Yo! You already know. Loved it!!! Like does your creativity know any bounds? Even down to this video, you killed it.

Call yo mama!!!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

congrats Eni on the successful show.My fave DAV!D design is the very first in video. I think its a strong detailed design.The blue printed fabric works well with the black sequin fabric. Look forward to future collections.
x
Marian
THE HOUSE OF STYLE.

Ms. Catwalq said...

The clothes were lovely....

DAV!D said...

Thank you guys... I needed to show that African fabric wasn't boring and that we could break out of the generic, mundane designs that flood the runways.

And it's only HouseOfStyle that mentioned her favorite look. All of you eh! lol

Kanani said...

Hi!
I can't wait to nose around here! So far it looks like a lot of fun. I'm going over to cover Mercedes Benz Fashion Week LA. It's the first time I've ever written about fashion like this, so it'll be a huge learning curve. I hope I do ok. (Usually my beat is literature, books, and author interviews!). But my friend Naomi Goodsir, a designer in Sydney said I'm "fresh eyesm," that I'll take some angle others just won't. (I think she meant that in a good way!!).

Anyway, it's a pleasure to read your blog.

Mr GP said...

Go DAV!D !!!!!!!! Cant believe i missed this. Designs are really on point.

Rayo said...

T'was nice meeting you. Although I was only able to see the clothes on the racks and not on the stage (I was backstage the whole time), they looked awesome.

SouLBoutiQue said...

Congrats on blessing the stage of HU!!! Anyway my best piece and to me the most striking and innovative was the first dress! it was fantabulous! Keep it up!

Kanani said...

Hi David,
I see you left a message on my group blog. You might pass by my personal blog, Easy-Writer, since it's got the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week L.A. on it.

Anu H. said...

Love me some Dave!

Chike-Ikechi Is said...

I hope you've spoken to your mom Eni!?!?! Her happiness and joy in what you've accomplished here will override the fact you didn't gist her soon after the show!! YOU GO ENIOLA!!!

Anonymous said...

miss DAV!D!!!
these are very creative and original designs and props to u!!!! I'm a big under-G fan lol
I have to say though, sometimes the colors on your dresses are a bit dull and some fabric don't just seem right...dont get me wrong though, i love your work. I just think some more creativity is needed in your choice of color and fabric.
good luck in everything!!

nkechi said...

nice one eni...all the best.love!!!

Rebecca said...

hi eni its iquo
ive seen everythin
it really beautiful
but what happened to the logo that i showed
:(
oh well
miss ya loads
mwahh

silhouette rouge said...

a standing ovation girl!!! yah,i c ur designs n i'm like phew!! finally! i loved all the designs- sorry,no choices..lol.
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