Utakatifu means “Glory” in Swahili.
This paper dress collaboration is with Los Angeles street artist, Juan Barajas. A play on urban street-style mixed with Louis Vuitton high-fashion.
Hope. Creativity. Empowerment. Financial freedom. This is what the paper dress represents.
Each small but mighty paper dress is a training tool made out of Kenyan corn maize flour bags. The paper dress remains unique because, although modeled after a school uniform, each dress is one-of-a-kind and handcrafted by her.
Within the folds of every single dress holds the story of a village girl who wants to create change in her future, and contributes to her community.
Frame this paper dress; a training tool transformed into a piece of art by humble, steady hands.
Approximate Sizing: 15″ x 11″ inches.