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Prints, Prints, Prints In Vlisco's 'Bloom' Collection

Check out the new lookbook and TV campaign from Dutch label Vlisco.

Dutch label Vlisco is always a great reference for prints and fabrics. What we love the most is their visual signature: they will always blow your mind with their aesthetic quality and presentation. Vlisco return this spring with Bloom. "We have created five delicate new powder colours for a season full of floral designs," the brand states. "These pretty colours make the whole collection blossom with elegance. This season, we share our admiration for the silent power and splendour of flowers and the vibrant women who wear them with such grace. Even the pattern, which is normally indigo, is now applied in bordeaux, adding more warmth and depth to the fabrics." The lookbook is beautifully photographed with a perfect springtime feel — for more, you can check out Vlisco's TV commercial below. Scroll through the gallery above to view the pictures and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #vlisco.


Interview

Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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