The Obakki Fall 2012 Presentation was a bit deceiving but in a great, surprising way. When I arrived at the venue space, there was a strip of red earth-y tile set on top of sand which only meant one thing: runway. Runways mean movement and so Obakki’s fall 2012 collection moved, or rather slinked down the runway in a palette of earth-toned colors with splashes of deep red and green.
Because I was so amused by the runway, here’s what the models had to walk on:
From the video that was shown before the runway show, Obakki’s Creative Director Treana Peake explained the influence of South Sudan on her collection. (A shorter video on the inspiration of the collection is found here.)The venue’s chatter made it difficult to listen entirely but from what I heard, one of the points of inspiration is the events and state of Sudan in the last 40 years. Instead of going the tribal route which has been the trend as of late, the collection is explained to be influenced by an optimism in Sudan. The very idea that once a country has seen its share of despair, the only thing left is hope. In that hope is a beauty that Peake has represented very well in her Fall 2012 collection.
A lot of the looks that were presented were beautiful in that undone type of manner. There was a variety of loose silhouettes and lots of chic drapery that instantly makes the collection wearable for any body type. Overall, I found it an effortlessly cool collection boasting a lot of looks I’d like to have for myself. The accessories were gorgeous — I particularly loved this statement necklace:
Here are more photos I managed to take:
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