Watch Daniel Obasi’s film about a cute extra terrestrial’s fashion odyssey through Lagos, courtesy of Vlisco&co

Lagos-based art director and stylist Daniel Obasi has collaborated with A White Space Creative Agency on a short film for Vlisco’s new creative initiative, Vlisco&co. An Alien In Town is a retro-futurist fantasy following two bright, young Gidi inhabitants (wearing looks by Nigerian designers Tokyo James and Abiola Olusola in Vlisco’s latest Dutch Wax fabrics) as they discover a blue-skinned alien and decide to teach her the ways of their city. From eating local dishes to visiting a hair salon to becoming a fashion model, their new out-of-this-world friend fits right into this bustling, colourful metropolis.

“Having this alien in town shows what it feels like for a stranger discovering the energy of African fashion,” Obasi explains. “The film is starting a conversation that will open up to something very refreshing for Vlisco. I want to see young people wear ankara in a different way.”

Art direction, photography and styling Daniel Obasi 
Models Rebecca Fabunmi, Oke Tobi Subomi and Benita Ango
Videography Ugo Oparadike
Videography assistant Deji Adekoya
Production assistant ifeoma Kalu
Composer Emmanuel Ejidike
Editor Matuluko Robert
Make-up Lauretta Orji
Hair Happiness Okon

Published on 08/02/2018