This capsule is inspired by our spring summer 19 collection « La presqu'île » which means « Peninsula ».
It is about days of love far from the noises of the city, and treasures collected during romantic walks on a wild beach. All together in the shades of an exotic cocktail while watching a poetic and breathtaking sunset.
MISTA DOLA LOVA
The sand dollar - or sea dollar - is a flat sea urchin living in tropical regions like Côte d’Ivoire or Guadeloupe. The specie possesses a rigid skeleton which is considered to be a shell usually found on the beach.
Its particular shape has inspired us with the design of our Dola jewels.
Each of our sand dollar is unique and handmade in bronze from a real shell using the lost-wax casting process. Then it is polished and gold-plated.
PAIR IT, OR … MIX & MATCH !
Our Kanz earrings are inspired by the little treasures you find during a romantic walk on a wild beach.
Sold by piece, up to you to pair it or chose your own mix & match.
We highly recommend the long one with a short one !
BACK TO SCHOOL
The capsule « La bonne école » is inspired by the school’s environment in West-Africa. We used childhood and classroom codes such as the equation « 0+0=0 » as a tribal mask hand-dyed in indigo, some vichy reminding school uniforms of the region, and conjugation tenses as a « power of now » message to keep in mind that we must live in the present moment.
We trusted Samar Seraqui de Buttaffoco’s eye for an editorial by sea in Assinie, Côte d’Ivoire.
At Awale studio, we seek skilled and experienced craftsmanship. It is by sourcing our materials locally, combining traditional « savoir faire » and contemporary techniques, that we have created an ethical and qualitative mode of production, offering you a unisex fashion and lifestyle items.
One of our fabrics is made of organic cotton grown in Korhogo, north Côte d'Ivoire. Cultivated in the local traditional way, it is hand-spun by women of the village, then handwoven by men.
Our tie and dyes are realized from natural pigments, in collaboration with craftsmen in the region of Grand-Bassam, south-east of the country.
AWALE STUDIO MANIFESTO
Being based in Paris and having developed our workshops in Côte d’Ivoire where we work with local artisans, our goal is to offer our customers accessible unisex fashion and lifestyle items handmade with love, in a sustainable and qualitative mode of production.
Wherever you are and feel like showing off our designs, no worries, we are worldwide shipping !