- Words Solly Warner
‘Future Roots’ pays homage to Africa’s heritage and histories while inspiring hope for the continent’s empowered and independent future.
Daily Paper presents their latest Spring/Summer 2021 collection named ‘Future Roots’. This season Daily Paper explores ancient wisdom and traditions of pre-colonial civilisations alongside the creativity and innovation of post-colonial activist movements.
The collection pays respect to the past but through a modern lens and this is particularly well demonstrated in the choice of fabrics. Extensive research into the origins of various African textiles is reinterpreted through satin scarf attachments, tailored staples, dart-waisted dresses and voluminous shirting. Lace is also embroidered with empty portrait frames.
This season’s colours include pastel turquoise, lilac and yellow, soft beige and brown, bright green and different shades of whites for an elevated Spring/Summer wardrobe.
A further sense of heritage is conveyed in a newly introduced monogram print of the Daily Paper shield, which is used on brown satin jacquard two-pieces. Elsewhere, blazers, flared trousers and pleated skirts in school-uniform-inspired checks is a nod to the student style and classrooms of the 60s and 70s where the activist mindsets were developed.
The Daily Paper Spring/Summer 2021 ‘Future Roots’ collection is available online at dailypaperclothing.com, in-stores and selected retailers worldwide.