lac rose . shirt 07

lac rose . shirt 07


Inspired by the phenomenon of 'lac rose', the pink lake of Senegal, this limited edition collection of 7shirts is the first in a series paying homage to the beauty created by the African continent. I have dip-dyed this collection with natural indigo and seasoned it with vintage linen buttons, also hand-dyed with natural indigo. For a regal touch of luxury the cuffs and collar have been embroidered with indigo vintage thread. The words embroidered are 'love' or 'l'eau', emphasising our love for natures most precious life source, water. This shirt is the odd one out; with a delicate blue stripe, this beautiful soft pink shirt is made from a light weight cotton and perfect if you like a casual gentlewoman / gentleman chique.

I spend a good part of my time pouring over vintage shirts that are traded from Western shores into the second markets of West Africa. I cherry picked a fine selection on my last trip to Ghana in one of West Africa's largest second hand markets, Kantamanto, Accra. This selection of pink shirts instantly had me dreaming of lac rose. 

unisex | original Ermenegildo Zegna | 100% cotton

size medium {length 31inches . shoulder width 20inches . sleeve 24inches}

wash 30degrees by hand only / let the air or sun dry it for you / iron on a low heat unless you need to get the creases out

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