King Krule fronts the ss14 cover of Another Man magazine Photographed by Willy Vanderperre and Styled by Alister Mackie. The ‘Easy Easy’ singer from Peckham has been hailed as one of the brightest prospects for the future of British music.
As part of the MOFILM Guinness commercial competition Nigerian born filmmaker Joseph a. Adesunloye explores the concept of Africa is Made of More.
With this commercial competition we want to convey the sense that Guinness is a brand that understands and connects to the young African 25 years old and above. Particularly men but not limited to that. Our focus is pan African; to celebrate this we will aiming to recognise, showcase and celebrate particular areas around the continent on the vanguard of creative thrusts. Africa is a young continent, Africa is booming. Creatives from the streets of Lagos, to hubs of Nairobi straddling the bustling heart of Joburg, coalescing on the beaches of Accra, Africa is on the move. We agree Africa is Made of More.
To go on this journey we will be joined by key opinion former, trend setter and spotter Nigerian blogger Terence Sambo of One Nigerian Boy blog.
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi debuts its sizzling ad campaign shoot pictures for their S/S 2014 collection “Colour Storm”. This collection is an explosion of colors and mirage of textures that somewhat reminds you of a butterfly on a perfect summer day. The models for the shoot are Nneka Edozie and Sharon Egwurube for the campaign which was shot in a post-Victorian setting by Tobbie Macguire of TCD photography and made with creative direction by Onyinye Fafi Obi
Hood by Air, Suno & More Make the LVMH Prize Final Twelve as Maki Oh , Orange Culture bow out Gracefully
The panel of experts has spoken, the votes are in, and today we can announce the twelve talents who will move on to the final round of the heated LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers competition. Atto by Julien Dossena, CG by Chris Gelinas, Gabriele Colangelo, Shayne Oliver’s Hood by Air, Jacquemus by Simon Porte Jacquemus, Miuniku by Nikita and Tina Sutradhar, Thomas Tait, Tillmann Lauterbach, Tim Coppens, Simone Rocha, Suno by Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, and Vika Gazinskaya will go head-to-head for the award’s 300,000 euro grant. STYLE.COM
Easy, feminine beautiful prints make up the new East London label Native Rose’s spring summer 2014 offering. They are already being sold by online giant Asos and Urban Outfitters.
I created this series based on my ongoing inquiry of how nature and humanity are both connected, the idea was to depict an organic relationship between the subject and natural substance, also to highlight an aspect of the human condition. I felt to create this series to show an inevitable humanness present in all of us
20-year-old University of Bristol last year art student Alexander Ikhide recently created a collage series titled ‘Natural Occurrence’ which was exhibited earlier in London at ‘The Lonely Londoners’ art exhibition. His handmade collages seek to express the connection between nature and humanity.
Osakwe always premises her collections on a story, and this one, she explained, came from her imagining a woman at her mirror, reciting the song lyrics, “Tell me I’m the only one, even if you choke.” As Osakwe went on to say, that vignette presents the question: Is this woman mad or not? And thus the collection toyed with themes of madness and un-madness, love and anti-love, and other states that fluctuate and are a matter of perception. – style.com
Amaka Osakwe like myself and many other Nigerian creatives were born or spent most of their lives in Lagos and as such we understand and most times speak Yoruba (the native tongue) fluently. The story behind this collection had a Yoruba song in its core. The words of the song roughly translated are “Tell me I’m the only one, even if you choke.” The whole notion of love and romance plays a huge role in this collection. The lyrics of the song are printed in Yoruba on some fabrics and there’s also other interesting motifs on the designers adire-esque fabrics.
Every fabric that is core to the designer’s vibe from aso oke to adire was brought back in this collection and if the SS14 collection seemed like a voyage overseas, the fall 14 would be homecoming.
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Comme des Garçons SHIRT® & Sup
I’m not a big fan of wallets as I hardly carry cash around but I fancy this wallet from the Comme des Garcon Shirt x Supreme capsule collection dropping soon. I especially adore the gold detailing on the insides. The contrast zips add another bit of cool to them. Cop or drop?
Available at Supreme shops in NY, LA, London, and online on March 13th.
Available in Japan (Shibuya, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka) on March 15th.
Available at Dover Street Market NY, London and onlineMarch 13th and Dover Street Market Ginza March 15th.
Supreme has come together with Comme des Garçons SHIRT® to produce a capsule collection for the Spring season. These bucket hats are part of the extensive collection available at Supreme shops in NY, LA, London, and online on March 13th.
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Watch this space for more info on this hot fashion store!
Austrian/Nigerian Kenneth Ize was the runner-up at last year’s LFDW new designers competition and he is currently on a 6 month internship in New York with ethical label Edun. His ss14 collection titled ‘Son Soufflé was created entirely by the designer himself and debuted at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week. He toned down his eccentricities and opted for earthy colors but still managed to add a dash of color with the platform sandals he made by himself.
SS14 Son Soufflé was all about going to bed at night in pajama, waking up in the morning looking like the south of france and disco in Lagos. I used pipping in ever garment to see the little details, fringes, oversize and the new cool for men. sequence! to create this night dance flow.
Earth color was my new catch, people who know me know I can’t do without print and creating my own colorful print but this time around the color all came from my display picture of dandelion clock on my computer, I wanted something soft but still young.
British/Nigerian model Harry Uzoka models new styles for Zara menswear’s spring offering. Zara is giving me all the life I need at moment, whether it’s a dressed up or sporty look.
Supreme continues its heralded collection with fellow skate icon Vans with this octet of Sk8-hi and Authentic releases. Thrown in the mix is the legendary publication known as Playboy, with the signature bunny logo printed on the upper of the shoes. Four color ways of each model will be part of this anticipated collection, which officially releases at Supreme chapter stores in New York, Los Angeles, and London TODAY, followed by a March 8th release in Japan. While Supreme has collaborated with both companies separately in the past, this is the first time all three are coming together. If you plan on copping, you might as well setup your chair outside your local Supreme now. As far as the online drop, prepare for frustration.
Interestingly taking a look back at the street wear clothing brand that was established in New York way back in 1994 it’s worthy to note that its roots were upscale and mostly upper class as its first store was situated in Manhattan. In 2004 a store was also opened in Los Angeles, California which is almost double the size of the original New York store. It later expanded its stores to London, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka. Unlike classified ads site OLX Nigeria it’s harder to find Supreme bits after they sold out, as the brand never re-issues them.
Supreme has a long line of collaborations with brands such as Nike, Vans, Clarks, The North Face, Levi’s, Timberland, Comme des Garçons, WTAPS, designers such as Adam Kimmel, as well as artist of likes Aymeric and Jean-Michel Basquiat
Supreme experiences a great deal of success in retail outlets with its urban look, skate-style outfit.Its customers are not necessarily skaters. Large proportions of them just want to identify with the look or are just trend-spotters who want to keep pace with the market
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Most of Brother Vellies‘ footwear are made primarily in the coastal town of Swakopmund, Namibia. Between there and South Africa, a small group of eight gentlemen assemble every shoe by hand, turning out just 20 pairs an afternoon. Every piece of leather is hand cut or sprayed by hand and the use of Kudu leather which adds more character to the footwear ensures that each pair comes out somewhat unique.
Kudu skin yields amazingly durable leather and suede that ages exceptionally well. Because these hides are taken from wild animals they often show scars or other “imperfections” that domesticated hides do not.
Brother Vellies employs vegetable-dyed Kudu leather in typical fashion for these tyre sandals that make up part of its spring summer 2014 offering. These sandals are based on a Masai sandal originally made entirely from car tires. Retails for $285 here.
Kudu skin yields amazingly durable leather and suede that ages exceptionally well.
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PHIDEL is a London-based label which delivers a versatile unisex collection characterized by streamlined designs, youthful details and patterns. Launched in 2013, the label is ready to release its third collection which incorporates individual concept pieces, each having its own character. The campaign was shot by Michael Furlonger and styled by Justin Hamilton.
Eseoghene started her own accessories business right out of university. She used Google Search and YouTube to learn how to create handbags, and via Search found contacts for blogs and magazines to feature her products. To date, over 100 blogs have featured her designs thus bringing her additional business, selling her bags through her business website. Helping others create a source of income, Eseoghene also conducts training classes for other women who want to learn her trade and build a similar business for themselves. Her dream is to build her business into an international brand that promotes African designs.
Africa Connected success stories powered by the web is an initiative by Google that is aimed at creating a platform to drive the largest collection of inspiring stories about ventures established on or propelled by the web by Africans in Africa.
After 6 months and thousands of submissions from across 35 countries in Africa, 10 Africans were selected by the judges to go through to the final public voting stage. Now it’s up to you to choose the top 5.
Click HERE to vote Hesey Designs.
Woodhouse Clothing, a premium menswear store in Notting Hill, which is also home to Carter & Bond barber shop was the perfect backdrop for the official release. We opened the doors at 6.30pm last Thursday and welcomed bloggers, stylists, New Balance and Woodhouse customers along with a few well-known faces, including celebrity photographer, Richard Young and London rapper, Shadez The Misfit.