Daily Paper Presents Spring/Summer 2021 Collection: Future Roots
Daily Paper presents their Spring/Summer 2021 collection Future Roots as they release their second drop of Spring ready silhouettes and colorways. This season Daily Paper explores ancient wisdom and traditions of pre-colonial civilisations alongside the creativity and innovation of post-colonial activist movements. Looking at the past with reverence and humility; to the present with critical wit; and to the future with an empowered optimism, Daily Paper hopes to inspire and educate the current generation to realise their potential to create diverse new identities for tomorrow.
Custom Branded Lace:
The foundation of the collection is the revival of histories and the memories of the past through a modern lens which is particularly well demonstrated in the choice of fabrics for this season. Extensive research into the origin stories of various African textiles is reinterpreted through satin scarf attachments, tailored staples, dart-waisted dresses and voluminous shirting that is cut from a custom branded white cotton broderie anglaise. The lace is embroidered with empty portrait frames, acknowledging the heroes of the past for your own interpretation that paved the way for the future to come. This season's colors include pastel turquoise, lilac and yellow, soft beige and brown, bright green and different shades of whites for an elevated Spring/Summer wardrobe.
Photography: David Nana Opoku Ansah
Creative and Art Direction: Florian Joahn
Styling: Edem Dossou
Styling Assistant: Mohammed Blakk
Make Up: Elizabeth Boateng
Brown Jacquard and Nostalgic Elements:
A further sense of heritage is conveyed in a newly- introduced monogram print of the Daily Paper shield, which is used on brown satin jacquard two-pieces. Elsewhere, blazers, flared trousers and pleated skirts in school- uniform-inspired checks is a nod to the student style and classrooms of the 60s and 70s where the activist mindsets were developed. With it’s nostalgic elements and historical references, the collection’s message rings clear: our future roots will always draw their power from the past.