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Wale Adeyemi-Future Vintage

Young designer Wale Adeyemi started his collection in 1998, as a menswear line which grew very rapidly and within 3 years, he had added a womenswear collection to his portfolio.
His internationally famous unisex B-Side label with its Graffiti Collection – one of the most striking prints of the 21st Century - ensured his place in British history when the collection was noted by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and featured him in its ‘Moments in Black British Style’ exhibition in 2005.
He immediately shot to fashion fame when David Beckham made front page headlines in Walé’s signature Graffiti print jacket. He currently works as a consultant for American brand New Era and was made an MBE in 2008.




The text used to decorate Adeyemi's clothes is a poem called Future which he commissioned from graffiti artist Tudor.

So, I was really pleased to pick up this skirt from the Graffiti Collection in the British Heart Foundation Charity Shop earlier this week on sale for only £1.60!!


Definitely a vintage piece for the future and coincides nicely with the resurgence of graffiti fashion for this summer too!!

(Information and Pictures from V&A Museum, Wale Adeyemi MySpace)

27 comments:

janettaylor said...

Funny skirt! I love it!

xoxo: Janet

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Janet-thanks a lot!!

saray said...

It can be a great DIY project..

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Saray-thats the beauty of denim, you can customise it any way you like!!

Cate said...

Oh, what an interesting skirt! Love your shoes :D

Eri said...

Nice one! we love bargains... today I posted about some of mine too!
Take care.

Summer said...

love the bargains :D

have a great weekend mama :) ur such a lovely lady

Strawberry Fields said...

you should try watching gossip girl, it is so worth it! you have such goos charity shops in your area, all of mine are rubbish! xx

Couture Carrie said...

Very cool - reminds me of Sprouse! I did your tag otday - thanks for thinking of me, S!

xoxox,
CC

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Cate-thanks my dear!!

Hi Eri-thanks, I'll be over to check yours out too!

Hi Summer-thanks a lot for stopping by!!

Hi strawberry fields-I'm lucky to have a lot all around, plus boot sales too!

Hi Coutire Carrie-thanks my dear and you're welcome!

Winnie said...

Awesome find!

Make Do Style said...

How do you do it!!

yiqin; said...

The graffiti reminds me of the steven sprouse collection by LV! Ahaha I love how you wore leggings underneath the skirt ;)

Ladies Who Lunch said...

My sister has that jacket! I remember she was obsessed with it when she bought it, she actually got the mens one in a small size..

La Couturier said...

you really do find unique items for the most amazing prices!

xoxo,
La C.

WendyB said...

I like anything that involves the name "Tudor" ;-)

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

great find Sharon honey,was a big fan of Wale A when he started out.you get the best stuff honey.love how you layered it with the black leggings my sweet.
muah!
Marian.

The Seeker said...

What a great and nice skirt.

xoxo

laurakitty said...

What a steal!

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

That is such a funky skirt. LOVE it.

ellie said...

Wow..thats a collectors item for sure..nice going..so cool, too.

Thank you so much for staying tuned with Ellie and Eric.

Tina :) said...

His designs are so cool; that skirt is very adorable, and what a bargain!

-Tina

Sydney said...

congrats on your good purchase!

Fashion Addict said...

That dab of graffiti on the back of the skirt certainly gives it that pop! I love it!

Oh and btw, I am hosting a Valentine's Day contest which starts tomorrow, and I would love it if you entered, so please check back at my blog!

Karen said...

I love the way you're sportin' it!

LaMimi said...

Such an awesome denim skirt for not even 2 quid. Well Sharon, I have no words! :)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi everybody-thanks so much for your lovely comments, all are much appreciated!!

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