Mai Atafo’s first Designs using Batik Prints at The FAB Magazine X Vlisco Night Out
Friday, December 10th, 2010
Brand of the year award winner at the FAB magazine & Vlisco night out, Mai Atafo took a bold step forward and for the first time designed an entire collection with batik prints. He wisely fused lace and added other interesting details like sequins, stones and beads. The new trend of fusing lace with batik prints in loads of interesting ways is quite refreshing.
Interesting sequin and stone details he hand stitched himself.
The designer however confessed that he doesn’t fancy working with batik/Ankara prints but he still managed to pull off a decent collection.
A closer look at the Vlisco prints
Adore the lace layered over batik print detail
The leaf design seen here showed up first in Obsidian’s Control collection followed by new label Onyx and Pearl in their debut collection. Mai’s execution is the scantiest of the 3 and has this arty feel to it.