On another level at the LFDW 2012 is the exquisite and nostalgically demure lace dresses at LDA which were elevated via cut, proportion and fabrication, as well as her keen and sincere eye for detail. According to the designer, the collection takes inspiration from Butterflies one that the brand for the last two seasons have come to adopt in its collections.
For this collection, LDA has specially designed Butterfly prints in various textures of silk fabrics. The choice of Butterflies for the designer basically symbolises many things from the hope of resurrection, to the reminder of the ephemerality of life which is also a main inspiration for the collection. Each piece in this “Butterflies” collection is best viewed as a symbol of beauty, femininity, and the ability to be ever changing. Lanre Da Silva has never come short of her standard any day and with this collection which remains one of my best styled during the Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2012 – she surpassed any arguments of her being a frontier in the Nigerian fashion industry.