Trend Direction for Fall
Menswear inspired, chunky knits and a color palette of darks accented by
vibrant color. Our theme was "Dona Nobis Pacem" which is latin for
"give us peace and along the strong representation of dark colors for
Fall we placed a lot of color in the collection as a representation of
happiness and the desire for peace.
This theme runs
through the graphics and prints of the collection as well, the geisha
who has always represented a moment of pleasure during war, the young
boy carrying his umbrella with a character meaning "peace", the model
face graphic with a hand signing peace, and the crane, which is an
ancient symbol for happiness and peace.
The washes on the
denim are rubberized which gives the ordinary denim jean the look of a
motorcycle pant without being leather. For once there is an option for
the rock n'roll crowd that supports PETA.
Jackets and denim
are treated with foils and pigments that reflect the trend direction of
metallics for Fall.
Women's wear that
takes is cues from men's wear is found on Oligo Tissew's runway in the
form of trousers cut with bow legs that sheer in the fabric at the lower
inseam, short cuffed shorts worn with what looks like sock suspenders,
tailored skirts with the seams facing outwards. Winged lapel coats with
tulip sleeves or slim fitted jackets are all fabricated in cotton
pinstripes with and without metallic fibers woven in.
Knits are bold and
define their own shape. They are sculptural in form.
Less chunky knits are knitted with epaulette details or oversized
Color is repeated
in the graphic T's and knit dresses. The custom Oligo Tissew knit dress
is made in a knit exclusive to Oligo Tissew because it uses it's own
trademark as a pattern. The combinations of color range from hot pink
and brown, to purple and green. These color combinations find their way
into the rubberized treatments on denim as well and round out the Fall
Los Angeles is a melting pot of cultures and
designer Kristopher Enuke reflects the multi-cultural mix in his
designs. Nigerian born, English educated and raised in Los Angeles gives
this designer an eclectic background which is interpreted through his
work. He retains the LA cool in his designs while still letting a bit of
English eccentricity emerge. The result is a celebration of classic
elegance and ethnicity that has the distinct Angeleno air to it as well.
Kristopher pays passionate attention to detail and fit while reinventing
the clothing. Before designing for Oligo Tissew, he attended Otis Parson
and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design. He has a variety
of experience at companies from denim to knitwear which rounded out his
education in textile and production.
Kristopher coined the Oligo Tissew label to mean
. It is held by its parent company Oliver Twist whose
philosophy of the
orphan who made it good
holds true. This label holds
Kristopher's passion for design, but more than that it also is his way
of giving back. He has set up a scholarship fund in his hometown village
in Nigeria so that village children can improve their future and the
success of the Oligo Tissew line enables Kristopher to also help ensure
the salaries of the village school teachers.
Kristopher Enuke is a sought after talent whose
reputation for design often preceeds him. The Oligo Tissew line is only
a small token of his talents, but it is one that many admirors wish to
relfect and one that many women wish to wear. Kristopher's main intent
is make the wearer of his clothing feel sexy.
Learn more at
View the Kristopher Enuke Fashion Designer Profile on Apparel Search