Spathodea campanulata, is commonly known as the fountain tree, flame-of-the-forest, or pichkari.
It is a tree that grows between 7–25 meters tall and is native to african tropical dry forests. It is a large upright tree with glossy deep green pinnate leaves and glorious orange scarlet flowers.
This season, selly raby kane explores west african vegetation and creates a conversation between the pichkari flower flame and aquatic quilted textures.
From juxtaposed gathered belts to slogans referring to the urban dakar, the pichkari collection is a quest of balance between maximalism and lightness, between extravance and casuality.
Pichkari as a metaphore for power, invasion, and placid passion.