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Layers of fabric symbolize layers of meaning in this new collection by Mai-Gidah. Tapping into his personal journey, Ali Alec Abdulrahim recalls the struggles and bumps in the road he faced after leaving his native Ghana. The garments and their finishes serve as recollections of his roots, reflected in the earthy tones combined with white and black; a token of the clashing of innocence and the unknown. The use of a textured criss-cross pattern is a means of expressing his personal, winding path. Recurring details that run through this AW 2015 collection are another interpretation of “re-collection”. Mai-Gidah’s familiar signature round cuts are prominently there yet the shape is more refined and tailored. Unconventionally placed seams give each garment a strong DNA. A new element, a subtly draped v-neck, re-appears in a few key pieces, further underlining the connectedness and coherence of the designer’s work. “As I grow, I evolve”, said Ali Alec, showing his natural ability to trust himself and the direction of his future. On jumpers and coats, the pattern of a futuristic skyline in hand-painted tulle, and a rosy-red flower print express this hope. High-waisted trousers that can be worn low and coats with built-in gloves that can be left unused are also testament to the designer’s adaptable and flexible mentality. But there’s always a determined mind behind the aesthetic. Unable to find the specific red he was looking for, Ali Alec set about mixing and developing the hue himself. Using that colour in paneling that also incorporates an abstracted compass, it signifies his internal fire, the desire that guides him to reach his goals.

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Leather Applicque Jumper

690 €
Rounded-shoulder jumper with hand-painted leather-applique and layering.

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Dropped shoulder full-length coat.

897 €
Coat with handpainted tule, embellished with hooded-collar and 4 pockets.

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Explorer's-hat

150 €
Explorer's-hat

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Dropped shoulder full-length coat.

759 €
Dropped shoulder full-length coat with detatched gloves.

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Dropped shoulder full-length coat.

759 €
Dropped shoulder full-length coat with attached gloves.

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Jumper with hand-painted dial-detail.

690 €
Layered long-sleeve jumper with hand-painted applique-layer with detatched gloves.

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Jumper with hand-painted dial-detail.

690 €
Layered long-sleeve jumper with hand-painted applique-layer with attached gloves.

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Bomber Jacket

644 €
Pannelled bomber-jacket with latex-and-wool-layering.

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Dropped Shoulder Coat

874 €
Dropped shoulder full-length coat with wool-applique.

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Draped Tshirt

483 €
Handpainted tule tshirt with draped collar.

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Layered Tshirt

483 €
Layered t-shirt with rounded shoulders and hand-painted tule-applique and pocket.

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Turtleneck wth contrast panelling

287 €
Turtleneck jumper with contrast panneling.

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Rounded shoulder t-shirt.

184 €
Rounded shoulder t-shirt.

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Cardigan with 2 pockets.

288 €
Cardigan with contrasting pockets.

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Contrast Geometrical Jumper

230 €
Longsleeved jumper with contrasting geometrical cut-out.

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Black longsleeved Tshirt

196 €
Longsleeved t-shirt with coated pipe-finishing.

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Black Tshirt

184 €
Black Shortsleeved t-shirt with coated pipe-finishing.

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White Buttondown Shirt

219 €
White button-down shirt with double breast-pocket detailing.

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Longsleeved jumper with breast-pocket.

506 €
Longsleeved jumper with handpainted latex-detailing, layering and breast-pocket and detatched gloves.

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Longsleeved jumper with breast-pocket.

506 €
Longsleeved jumper with handpainted latex-detailing, layering and breast-pocket and attached gloves.

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Longsleeved jumper with handpainted latex-detailing

506 €
Longsleeved jumper with handpainted latex-detailing and detatched gloves.