As you may know, we at SPICE love Tzar, hence we aren’t surprised this latest offering from the label’s creative director, Ian Audifferen – the Spring/Summer’16 “1760” collection – is on our wish list.
The talent explained the new lineup’s name is;
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“…A number but more importantly my identity for a certain gruesome period in my life spent in a remote part of Western Nigeria.”
On the range itself, Mr Audifferen said he took inspiration from;
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“The experience from this time and Alberto Burri’s work on Sacchi mesh to explain this somewhat traumatic timeline. The collection is a visual and emotional interpretation of my habitation in that environment.
The predominant colour being blue emphasises the difficulty in accepting the change I had to endure, an inflexible mindset. But then over time, after much cogitation, I reckoned that embracing the situation and creating my own acceptable version of reality would be the better option.“
The range of menswear sees oversized sleeves and plunging necklines in shades of the aforementioned blue, plus pink, white, grey, rust and beige. Trouser hems also come gaping at the ankle, revealing the designer’s sure-to-be-a-hit hero piece: the wrap over slider we first spied on Mr Audifferen himself, during Lagos Fashion & Design Week.READ MORE: TZAR CREATES THE ‘IT’ SHOE OF 2016
For the lookbook, Dammy Sotannde takes on modelling duties, while Jerrie Rotimi plays photographer, capturing the collection outdoors and under the sun, where we expect everyone will want to be, showing the collection off next season.
Take a look at the rest of Tzar’s Spring/Summer’16 “1760” collection here below and let us know what you think to Ian Audifferen’s directional menswear.
Image source: Bellanaija.com