Daily Paper FW21
Fall/Winter 21 ‘Ancestral Anarchy’. Inspired by ancient societies, togetherness and community, we explore the social philosophy of African Anarchism.
Echoing an empowered Pan-African experience, through kindred setups, mirroring effects and natural elements. Aiming to define community in the wider sense, mirrors pose as an extension meant to show multiple societal layers. With a retrospective into the past, Ancestral Anarchy draws on communal values that prevailed across the African continent during pre-colonial times. Centred around principles of sharing, giving and mutual respect, the collection’s guiding concepts find relevance in current times.
"Memoirs of a Parallel Universe" is the title of the comic book that narrates the story of the collection, The comic follows the adventures of four superpowered characters, HoH, Nana, Yannayi, and Massassi, in a dystopian world, where the problems of today's culture are taken to the extreme. The events of the four protagonists, each characterized by their own personal aesthetic, are reflected directly in the proposal of the brand's FW20 collection. Meanwhile, amid this multi-layering of meanings, Daily Paper uses comic storytelling to ask questions about cultural assimilation, the generational trauma of ethnic minorities, and the ideals and life expectations that inspire modern life. Read the full comic
Daily Paper SS20
For the SS20 season, the Daily Paper collection builds upon the theme of Afrofuturism first introduced in FW19, imagining how a future society severed from Earth uses cultural heritage and nostalgia to build the foundations of a new world. The collection explores the evolution of the collective consciousness of this civilization, and the stages experienced as they come to terms with their identities as members of a completely novel social group, as not just international nomads but interplanetary ones.
As the formation of the new world enters its final stages, futuristic innovations like artificial intelligence and algorithmic learning become the key drivers of society. With these advanced technologies, augmented reality reaches such a level where the physical world is no longer distinct from the virtual. Read more
Daily Paper FW19
Envisioning new futures, the Daily Paper FW19 collection draws inspiration from the aesthetics of Afrofuturism - taking elements which were once considered new and modern, but are now seen as an indicator of the past. Drawing upon its nostalgia, the collection celebrates a rich, shared history, whilst looking to the future; a celebration of our diverse and ever-evolving identities.Through the lens of Afrofuturism, we celebrate the unknown. A quest to understand and celebrate our heritage, whilst pursuing innovation. Investigating and eliminating the notion of borders, this is a collection that deftly blends the past, the future, technology, and liberation. It is here that our African heritage is fused with innovation.
Showroom Daily Paper FW19
For the Daily Paper Paris FW19 Showroom, we collaborated with the artist Thijs Biersteker inviting the public to experience a sensory journey through new dimensions. A kinetic virtual reality installation that opens up a universe of new perspectives. Read more