Daniel Obasis afrofuturistic fashion film shows the versatility of wax print.
"An Alien In Town" follows two humans who stumble upon an alien and show it the Lagos way of living.
Last year, OkayAfrica highlighted Daniel Obasi, Nigerian stylist and art director, as one to watch and featured a variety of young African creatives putting into practice what Afrofuturism truly stands through their respective mediums.
A Utopian Lagos
His latest project, in collaboration with Vlisco and A White Space Creative Agency is a powerful project to begin the year and a creative masterpiece which shows our Lagos in a wholly different and exciting new light.
According to the film blurb, An Alien In Town is a short fashion film that "follows two stylishly clad humans who take on the responsibility of teaching a new found alien how to fit within the Lagos metropolis."
The Old Meets the New
The film features designs from renowned designers Tokyo James and Abiola Olusola who used Vlisco's special collection. The 5-minute film is a simple, poignant futuristic vision of Lagos interspersed with vintage elements and cinematography for a beautiful mix of old and new.
The designs featured in An Alien In Town show how wax prints can still be edgy, youthful and cool.
Watch An Alien In Town below!
An Alien in Town by Daniel Obasi - Vlisco&co collaboration