Namibian footwear label Brother Vellies recently gave us a peek of these cool laced shoes during the William Okpo NYFW presentation last month. The shoes are now available for pre-order here. The shoes come in denim, vegetable leather, cork and in brown , blue and gold colorways.
Danish label Rascals’ recently released their Spring/summer 14 collection – Shot in their local neighborhood on a hot summer day the look book emphasize how the collection is a fusion of our love for the 90′s athletic wear and our rootedness in the streets where we live our lives.
Royal Academy of Arts Antwerp graduate P. A Vettorello is known for his interesting takes on garments and his – for the lack of a more learned word- fierce pieces. He won the award as the best new designer (womenswear) when he first showed at Arise Magazine Fashion Week in 2012 and the vibe that got him that award clearly still abounds in his work. His AW14 collection sees him rework your fav wardrobe staple, the baseball jacket. He substitutes the regular sleeve fabric for bejeweled fur. There are also interesting fur trapper hats that would make you stand out whether you’re in GStaad or St Moritz. One of the African talents to look out for in the future.
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For High Summer 2014 River Island have taken the sports luxe trend to a new level. The downtown olympian appreciates the athletic aesthetic both on and off the playing field. Designs and fabrications draw their influences from a range of different sports encompassing baseball, basketball and football. From the Superbowl to the World Cup sportswear is about to push tailoring off the menswear radar.
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Canadian based Nigerian label Andrea Iyamah released its 2014 Swimwear Collection packing a wide variety of prints, cuts, and colors. Every piece in the collection has a hint of the tropics or the sea and the best part are the cuts and retro aesthetic they embody. The collection is up for pre order here with 30% off.
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Converse Jack Purcell announces their first collboration with modern British luxury brand Hancock Vulcanised Articles. Designed in collaboration with the british clothiers, the collection combines rubber bonded, waterproof materials with the high Jack Purcell mid-top sneaker.
No red carpet in Lagos is complete without Georgie Eku Edewor. As a TV presenter, sought after model and regular cover girl, she’s one of the city’s most fashionable personalities. But Eku’s true love has always been acting. Growing up between the UK and Nigeria, she studied drama at Warwick University and was a finalist on Britain’s Next Top Model before moving back to Lagos in 2010, where she became the host of M-Net’s Studio 53 Extra show. Read Interview here.
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, the March 2014 edition of Genevieve magazine features veteran actress, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, renowned cosmetic surgery consultant, Modupe Ozolua and fast rising actress, Osas Ighodaro. The issue also features Inspiration FM OAP, Titi Oyinsan, mother to a set of twins while the fashion pages spotlight different trends cutting across generations.
Photography: TY BELLO
Styling: DIMEJI ALARA
Make-up: BIMPE ONAKOYA USING MAYBELLINE
Designer for the three cover girls: ICONIC INVANITY
FASHION SHOOT CREDIT
Photography: YETUNDE BABA-EKO
Styling: DIMEJI ALARA
Make-up: Dorcas @Elite Make-up
Model: Binta Sani @Isis Models
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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