Tuesday, March 20, 2012

AMFW Finale - 100th post

This year Arise Magazine Fashion Week's finale was about honoring the 22 years of work of Ghanaian-descendant British couturier Ozwald Boateng.


Another show that I loved was Maki Oh's, by Amaka Osakwe. The collection is refreshing and very chic at the same time, with the use of many materials such as velvet, lace or silk.
As a matter of fact, it won the Designer of the Year Award. Well deserved.

AMFW - Part II

Aisha Obuobi presented, Xutra, the new collection for her now established label, Christie Brown. They gave the definition of "xutra", which is "a forced control in structure emphasizing sophistication and complexity" and "an honest, back-to-basics representation of function and fashion". What more can I say !

AMFW - Part I

The 2012 edition of the Arise Magazine Fashion Week kept its promises in Lagos, with beautiful shows from 77 designers more talented than one another.

I noticed there wasn't that much wax cloth as some may think. People have been complaining, via my tumblr posts, about African fashion beeing exclusively about wax prints.. A lot of it is, indeed, to recall traditional outfits but this fashion week might remind those people that the designers also know how to manipulate "simpler" fabrics and make them their very own.

Friday, March 16, 2012

EAT - Good food for our eyes

I am going to feature what's been going on at this year's Arise Magazine Fashion Week. But I had to separate this show from the others; definitely my favorite: the Ejiro Amos Tafiri show.

Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Creative Director

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Long time no blog ! I did not quite abandon it though, I've been wandering around here
Hoping 2012 has been treating you right so far.

Now please share the pages ! And do not hesitate to leave comments, good or bad, I can handle it. Well I think so.

That cover

Polish model Kasia Struss covers the February issue of Harper's Bazaar España, sporting a blouse from the now famous Burberry Prorsum collection.

Photography: Nicolas Stipcianos, also known as Nico.


Mina Evans

Ghanaian designer Mina Evans-Anfom presented the looks for her latest collection, Terra Firma, under her very successful, eponymous label.

That Model: Nykhor Paul

Another day, another beautiful Sudanese model.
Meet 22 year-old, 5'11", Red Model Management Nykhor Paul.

Mara Hoffman

New Yorker Mara Hoffman shows off the lookbook for her Resort Swim 2012 collection, with Sudanese Nykhor Paul.
The designer is used to work with bold graphic prints, inspired by a lot of travelling as well as nature itself. The result is colourful, filmy, Indian or Native American-ish collections. And this one is no exception.

That editorial: Feminine Mystique

Emma Summerton captured the high fashion Jourdan DunnAnais Mali and Jasmine Tookes are now well-known for, to illustrate this editorial that will be featured in the March issue of W magazine.

Styling by Giovanna Battaglia.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

That Model

Let me introduce you to Salieu Jalloh, or should I say "re-introduce" because you might have seen his face on many editorials, ad campaigns, runways or on BET's reality show Model City (where I discovered him).

180 Mag - By Shaugn Crawford

Monday, August 15, 2011

Dear New York City readers..

Visit the current exhibition about Africa through photography, Africolor, at Danziger Projects, including works from Malian Malick Sidibe, South African Lolo Veleko, Italian Daniele Tamagni, Dutch Ruud Van Empel, or American Mickalene Thomas.

You can drop by until September 10th, 2011.

By Mickalene Thomas

Danziger Projects
527 West 23rd Street
Tel- 212 629 6778

"Africa's definition of global luxury"

I haven't checked out Jewel By Lisa in a minute. This is their Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, which they presented during the Arise Fashion Week in Lagos, back in March. The title says everything about Ms Lisa Folawiyo's work; she is just too high-fashioned.

Make sure you visit the website and discover the "Global Minimalism Collection 2011" (another name for Summer Collection I believe). Marvelous.

BKFW '11

Take a look at Boxing Kitten's Fall/Winter collection for this year 2011, modeled by the beautiful Naima Mora (what a nice first name, isn't it ? :p), and photographed by the talented Kwesi Abbensetts.