Building on its tenet of propagating culturally relevant lived experiences, Nola Black’s Hey Stranger is a project based on the assemblage of emotions felt on an individual and collective level in the immediate pandemic and post pandemic era.
Multiple fabrics in varying iridescent tones and hues dominate this collection to reflect movement and stillness in thought and form. The use of duotone reflective fabric is to evoke the idea of blurry memories, fleeting thoughts and raw emotion. The colour tones move from a dreary earthly tone, which portray being stuck in a dreamlike state, with fuzzy memories, to bright distinct colours indicating a sudden bloom – a reawakening. Illustrative design details – such as round empty holes of different sizes in the middle of pieces to spiral shaped elements, distinct proportions, intricate sculpting, and sometimes draping, are used to extrapolate silhouettes best suited to the story.
Divided into three phases – disruption, deconstruction and rediscovery – this collection from the ever-evolving brand invites us to examine the effect of the thunderbolts through yet another edgy, honest and distinctive collection. The pieces in this lookbook will be available for purchase via the brand’s website www.nolablack.com from the 22nd of June 2022.