Where kente cloth varies in design and patterns, Aristide Loua fittingly draws inspiration from poetry, cultures and colors.
His men's tailoring draws a sharp, modern silhouette with just the right dose of panache, courtesy of pink or blue vertical stripes.
For every season, there’s a great deal of pain and sorrow, solitude and Sodade. Soon enough the days of healing, truce and solace will come forth. And Lord, would they overflow and overwhelm us with love and happiness. I personally find peace in reading this very poetry, that is life. And to that, I sincerely say: more life, more poetry.
Sodade is a collection which reflects on the similarities between colors and emotions.
Each color is an emotion. Blue represents hope. Pink, romance. Yellow, happiness. And the dark color speaks for sorrow, or despair. Sometimes I feel a bit of romance, a drop of poetry, when I feel so much hope for a bright future. Other times, I rejoice in happiness, even when my soul drowns in an ocean of sorrow. And this last contrast of emotions can be reflected in a suit jacket, all in dark color, but with the flaps of the pockets and the lining are rather in bright yellow color.
I try to normalize, accept and feel every emotion as they come. It's good to feel things as they are.
Handemade in Côte d'Ivoire.
Established in 2017.