We had a chat with Wax Print Designer – Kinam about her 2017 summer collection set to be released this May, along with her online store and we cannot wait for its launch! Here is what she had to say…
AN: Tell us about your summer collection…
Kinam: It is called Don’t Look Basic and it is all about daring to be different. People shy away from clothing with vibrant patterns and colours In these parts. Greys, nudes and plain colours are ‘safe’, no doubt…but they become boring and basic over time. So this collection is all about daring to be different. It is about exploring flamboyant bold colours and prints.AN: How did you go about deciding the direction for this collection?
Kinam: I went with ‘daring’. Both in bold colours, patterns and cuts. I was inspired by the colourful patterns of traditional clothing in Ghana my birth country and also contemporary designs in Norway the country I have grown up in, I love both countries. So this guided my creativity.
AN: What does it mean to be proudly peculiar?
Kinam: Being proudly peculiar is not just about clothes, it’s so much deeper than that. Being proudly peculiar is about you owning who you are, being unapologetically you. You being your authentic self, you daring to be different and not trying to fit in.
Wear what you want to wear because you approve of it , and dont let the society dictate what you should wear. Embrace whatever it is that makes you stand out. Express yourself. Be ‘Proudly Peculiar’
AN: What is the collection made up of?
Kinam: Statement dresses, shirts for men, ruffled shirts for women and wide legged summer trousers for women. It will also feature 7 different summer jackets for men and women.
AN: Would you describe the collection as…Sexy, Casual, Formal?
Kinam: I will describe it as casual, sexy, fearless, bold, eye-candy and fun. Wearable to festivals, casual dinners and fancy restaurants. Wearable anywhere depending on how you style it and combine it with other clothes. It can be dressed up or down. You will always look chic and fabulous in Kinam.
AN: What type of person is this collection for?
Kinam: It’s for that strong, bold, flamboyant, confident, nerdy and cool chick or guy. For anyone who is tired of looking like the person sitting next to you on the bus. If you love to turn heads then Kinam is for you!
I hope my collection will inspire peolple to want to wear colorful clothes. – Kinam
AN: When can we get a sneak peek of this collection?
Kinam: At the party to celebrate the launch of my online store on May 14.
AN: Will the collection be available for sale on the website?
AN: Will delivery also be available outside Norway?
AN: In three words describe Kinam Summer 2017
Kinam: Bold, Sexy Colorful.
Enjoy a sneak peak of Kinam’s Summer 2017 collection at the launch party of its online store on May 14, 2017 at Uhørt from Kl 1500. You can also shop the new collection at kinam.no