Yadi Le­mos Mag­wentshu

Yadi’s Mad Millen brand is a re­flec­tion of her bril­liant mind, a com­bi­na­tion of el­e­gant sim­plic­ity and a sub­tle quirk­i­ness.

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For this project, I want to evoke en­ergy, an­i­ma­tion, live­li­ness, sweet­ness and a lit­tle bit of magic. This feel­ing will be re­flected in the gar­ments that I cre­ate through a mix and match of bold and colour­ful sum­mer fab­rics.

My in­spi­ra­tion

“Sugar, spice and all things nice.” If you’ve ever seen Car­toon Net­work’s The Pow­er­puff Girls, you’ll re­call that these were the in­gre­di­ents used to make the lit­tle su­per­heroes – as that’s what lit­tle girls are made of. But, I think most im­por­tantly, these kind and friendly traits come from within. The birth of my daugh­ter, Xyla, has sparked some­thing in­side of me. I’m now liv­ing a life full of love, hap­pi­ness, colour and dreams.

Be­cause most of my time is spent with her, my mind has been clouded with ev­ery­thing that re­minds me of her, as de­picted in my mood board. The vivid colours, sweets, ice cream and messi­ness of the paint strokes.

The look and feel

When it comes to trans­lat­ing this mood board into an ac­tual col­lec­tion, I would go with light and soft fab­rics such as tulle, chif­fon, satin and charmeuse. They’re not easy to work with be­cause they’re slip­pery and del­i­cate, but they look beau­ti­ful.

The colours I’m working with are a bright and pas­tel pal­ette of straw­berry, cream, il­lu­sion blue, cab­bage, rose shadow, blue tint, white sand, sum­mer melon and li­lac snow.

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