As many of you know i am a real life quilter and i love a variety of textile art, so the other day when a friend told me of a new gown had seen made of Kente cloth i had to go see for myself. Vivien Emerald is a relatively new designer in SL Fashion, her store Désir is one i hope you will take time to go discover for yourself.
Kente cloth is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is unique to the people of Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo. Originally it was considered a royal and sacred cloth, worn only at very special occasions. Over time, the use of kente has became more widespread. As more fabric and couture artisans have discovered the rich colours and incredible textures of this fine fabric, we have seen this African craft spread literally around the world.
The Ghana Kente gown from Désir far exceeded my expectations! Vivien has not only managed to capture this exquisite fabric in a glowing texture, but integrated the flavor of original West African design as well. In a visit to her delightful shop you will quickly discover her eclectic tastes and that she has an appreciation for the unique fabrics and traditional designs of many cultures. While these influences are clear, her creative work is thoroughly original. You will definitely be seeing more of her designs in Notions of Style!
Wearing – Ghana Kente Dress NEW from -Désir-
Jewelry – d’Jango Gold from alaMood and Kay Bracelet by Finesmith Jewelers
Nails – Rave Red from Finesmith
Hair – Ruri by D!va
Skin – Alva by LAQ
Shoes – Krystal by Fay’s Shoes
Poses by Body Talking