DANTEL ELBISE has taken the dressmaking profession to a whole new level.
Elbise, a fashion designer from the Dakar region of Senegal, has created a number of pieces for clients including the US president and actress Emma Stone, who wore her new Dantela dress in an Instagram video.
The designer said her inspiration for the dress came from the experience of working in a textile factory.
“I started to realise that the factory was very big and that people could not afford to go there,” she told Al Jazeera.
“So I thought about my clothes.
It was something that I had to do.
I had this idea of a dress and I thought that I could take it apart and make it work.”
The first day I made it, I felt so happy that I can make something out of my hands.
“While Elbise was not sure how she would wear the dress to a dinner party, she has decided that she would keep it in her wardrobe and will wear it at her upcoming wedding.
Elbisr said she wanted to create a modern, low-cut dress.”
It is a little bit vintage.
It is a bit vintage in my opinion,” she said.”
We are in a world that we can’t control the fashion, so we are not going to change the fashion.
“But, I think it is a really great dress.”