White Noise – Resort 15
Colour Story: Black, white and brown
‘White Noise’ is inspired by the beauty of random signals with the power of time series distributed over different frequencies. The synergy in which algorithms are used to create digital images that bring about the pixels of a "white noise image", which are typically arranged in a rectangular grid, and are assumed to be independent random variables with uniform probability distribution over some interval, formed the base for our Resort 15 collection.
"Going back 15 to 20 years ago when we sat in front of the non-remote televisions then, waiting for a programme to start all I remembered was staring into the movement of the black pixels and wondering why they were confined to this box" – Creative Director
After the splashy, bold colours of the past few seasons, we decided to opt for a much more cleansing palette with head-to-toe stripes and clean black, brown and white looks for resort. The collection featured fabrics such as Moroccan Crepe, Double crepe, Cotton and Chiffon.
The independent random variables, which are typically the black pixels on a white background, were transformed into stripes. The rectangular grid inspired the rectangular shaped shirts, crop and floor length dress. The slits along with the mesh detail and uneven side pieces were inspired by the sequence of serially uncorrelated random variables with a zero mean and a finite variance. The uniform probability distribution formed the base for all the oversize pieces sticking to our core brand values of being minimal but yet audacious. The irony of such a scientific contrast for something that is commonly seen to be "nothing" gave us the right rules to create our Resort 2015 collection ‘White Noise’.
Photography: Bernard Okulaja / Model: Lizzie Itunuayo
Makeup: D'artiste by Dodos / Art Direction and Styling: Bubu Ogisi