1981 Fall Winter 2016
The new collection Fall Winter 16/17 of 1981 is an extension of the themes developed in the previous season. The traditional Afro-Ghana style, land of origin of the designer, is reinterpreted to create something new, added to a modern aesthetic context that will wear throughout the upcoming season.
The choice of colors are inspired by the typical tones of the enchanting and evocative African autumn sunset: from cherry tomato to green, gray to dark brown. The fabrics used, create an even more feminine silhouette, thanks to an effective play of volumes and weight: heavy fabrics like jacquard, wool with Astrakhan effect or double wool crepe; lighter fabrics like viscose, mixed silk and wool, silk habotai with a rigid print. Neoprene made from polyamide, adds a strong technical component to the collection.
Prints instead take up the characteristic geometric patterns of painted houses of Sirigu, a village located in the north-east of Ghana, and are developed in two different ways. The first is the technique "batik", a hand-dyed process widely used in Ghana, and the second is the texture "jacquard", developed specifically for the brand by a fabric mill in Como, where the traditional approach is combined with a modern approach to better interpret the collection.