NEW AFRICAN AVANT-GARD
INSPIRED BY STRONG WOMEN...
The collection NEW AFRICAN AVANT-GARDE is inspired both the European avant-garde art movement of the early 1900’s and the magnificent Maasai ornaments. The geometric shapes and primary colors have inspired designer Elisabetta Capolino in the choice of forms and color palette. Circles, triangles, straight lines, white, black, red and royal blue gave life to this new awesome collection of small abstract compositions with purity of design.
The simplicity of the design was then fused with the sumptuousness of the structures of the Maasai adornments decorated with the traditional technique of beadwork. The patient hands of Maasai women and the strength of the Kenyan artisans forging metal and horn have contributed to make this gorgeous African Avant-Garde collection a superb set of iconic pieces.
Speaking about her inspiration Elisabetta said: "In the collection I wanted to build a model of a woman where the aesthetics of the body is dominated by the art."
Special Thanks to:
Photographer: Victor Peace
Model: Hanako Takaishi