Artistic brand LLiM (Life Liveth in Me) founded by Ghanaian designer Yaw Tony has just released a new collection of luxury scarves influenced by the sophisticated details of African adages combined with elements from western culture.
Here; the designer breaks down the design process as well as the brand’s inspiration:
It is said in Ghanian culture that when you use a leopard’s skin upon which to practice leatherwork, you have mastered your trade. LLiM ((Life Liveth in Me) is a design/artistic brand dedicated to the creation of inimitable quality products, an odyssey into a world of visual journeys where artistry and character likewise demonstrate a mastery of design.
The majority of the artwork is done on 100% silk or natural fabrics, the aesthetic and intellectual purposes and the design concepts are influenced by the sophisticated details of African adages combined with elements from western culture.
It is the fusion of two distinct elements into one. All the motifs and details are first hand-drawn, and then carefully combined with particular colours to give them life and to encourage their interpretation as stories. The designs transform the beauty, magnificence and inner stories that lie deep within us into textile pieces. The scarf collection is the first stage in a larger series of applications for the Life Liveth brand, whose maximalist aesthetic is being applied to furniture, wallpaper, decorative items, textiles, art prints, and installation and so much more.
LLiM is founded on the philosophy that the beauty of one thing is found in their purpose and purpose manifest the beauty that must be expressed and shared commonly. Therefore, purpose produces design, and design predicts potential. It is not only reserved for a limited circle of initiates, but it spans art and design on everyday objects used as conversational pieces and expressions of visions to contemplate. Yet, they are still practical objects that fall right into place in our daily lives.
See the latest collection below