Photography maestro Trevor Stuurman in collaboration with Ivory Coast-born Laurence Chauvin Buthaud of Laurenceairline recently launched a capsule collection inspired by a journey through the markets of Côte d’Ivoire.
According to the brand’s official statement:
Laurenceairline x Trevor Stuurman capsule collection is the travel diary of a sweet escape between Trevor and Laurence, two cosmopolitan and African personalities, who follow in the heart of the Côte d’Ivoire markets an itinerary drawn by their instinct. During this crossing through the shapes and journey among the colors, a deep friendship is born between the two creatives that find together the fabrics of this new collection. They get their own melody alongside, their eyes stop where the heart thrills.
The wax transcends the summer pieces of this capsule, short sleeves shirts, and casual trousers, by bringing solar energy. The prints, used all over in two sets of shirts and trousers, create a captivating vegetal universe. The psychedelic trees reflect the power of the African roots, like an endless source of inspirations. Laurenceairline x Trevor Stuurman capsule is driven by the impetus of a common legacy that blooms in some sparkling roses in the colors of love and life, and blossoms to other territories, other cultures.
Like a link to childhood, the back to school shirts hums the music of fertile memories that feed the imagination of the two creatives. The bond between the stripes, the checks and the patterns in a single piece reveals their taste for arrangement and shows that daring is always a bright path to harmony.
We share here in this collection entirely made in Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, the intuitive story of two personalities who highlight all the vitality and warmth of African Pop Culture.
Trevor announced the collaboration via an Instagram post, sharing some BTS clips and raw sketches of one of the designs. He said:
Incredibly proud to share our labor of love, Capsule Africa by Trevor Stuurman in collaboration with @laurenceairlineofficial. Made in Bassam, Ivory Coast 🇨🇮 Shop our collection from today in Paris.
Laurence Airline Market
2 April 2019 – 1 June 2019
10 rue Béranger, 75003 PARIS.
Every day 10am-8pm.
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Incredibly proud to share our labor of love, Capsule Africa by Trevor Stuurman in collaboration with @laurenceairlineofficial. Made in Bassam, Ivory Coast 🇨🇮 Shop our collection from today in Paris. Laurence Airline Market 2 April 2019 – 1 June 2019 10 rue Béranger, 75003 PARIS. Every day 10am-8pm.
Discover the full collection now on www.laurenceairline.com
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