Christie Brown A/W’12

Christie Brown’s latest Lookbook is simply ladylike. The cut and materials are mostly Western, but in all the pieces, there is a particular African print that haunts. I love the simplicity, class, and lady-like vibe the collection gives off, even when edgy pieces (like the mesh top pictured below) is thrown in. Via Fashion Dolls…

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Nneka for Minku Leather Goods A/W’12

Nneka recently had a photoshop for the A/W’12 collection of the lovely Minku Leather Goods. The images capture the playful, casual, but still sophisticated feel of the original Minku bags. Like always, their bags practically have a personality but with a cohesiveness that ensures that each piece belongs in the collection. You can read their…

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Okun SS’13

ÒKUN is an African-inspired quality swimwear brand, forged out of the desire to communicate a new message in printed beachwear through the bold colours and language of African print. Part of their SS13 collection has been posted below. I love the simplistic and carefree look of the swimwear (which is exactly how swimwear should look).…

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The Old Raritan

Herds of the Father was founded by two young men with a vision. Tobi and Jason pride themselves in the quality and class of their leather goods. The brand was actually one of our first blog features and we are really happy to see how much they are growing. Their latest collection, The Old Raritan,…

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TimiAlaere’s Afrizine Collection

TimiAlaere is a new label by Timi Onduku-Pedley. Their debut collection, the 2012/13 Afrizine trans-seasonal collection, features tank tops and dress shirts with original illustration of women with head wraps. The collection is a celebration of African women with a backdrop of the urban style. Also in the collection are beautiful limited edition shorts made…

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URU Diamonds

“Inspired by African traditions and designs, URU Diamonds is a Tanzanian brand offering an exclusive range of meticulously hand-crafted jewellery.  URU’s designs have evolved into a sophisticated and stylish range of bracelets, pendants, rings, cufflinks and other accessories. In appreciation of the natural beauty inherent in the rough stones (the brand uses), the gems are…

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Kaleidoscope – A Trip

The clothing label, Viv La Resistance, presents their new collection Kaleidoscope – A Trip. The collection was inspired by graffiti art and I’m glad to see how well the many colors and combinations inherent in graffiti are so well represented on fabric. The collection features custom hand painted/dyed prints done using traditional adire/batik dyeing techniques,…

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