Category Archives: Lookbooks

Ozwald Boateng Remains True To Classic Tailoring In Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook

This is summer time and Ozwald Boateng is one of the top designers basking in the season&#39s trend. For those out there just hearing the name, Ozwald Boateng is a Ghanaian/British tailor, known for his classic and cutting edge bespoke suits which exemplifies the quintessential stylish man. He recently released his Spring/Summer 2012 Collection featuring…

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Shifts, Mixed Patterns & Separates In Boxing Kitten’s Fall 2012 Collection

Maya Lake Creative Designer of Boxing Kitten makes dressing up so appealing with pieces coming in shifts, mixed patterns & separates. Brooklyn born Maya Lake studied African – American cultures and uses Ankara fabric from West Africa.     Boxing Kitten is inspired by Vintage clothing from the 50&#39s and 60&#39s and has been featured…

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Viv La Resistance Presents “Kaleidoscope” Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection

Nigerian based Womenswear and Accessories label Viv La Resistancepresents Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, tagged “Kaleidoscope”.   According to Mo Alatise, Creative Director of the label, “the Inspiration for this collection came from the marrying of a series of visual and physical stimulants and a need for a new medium of expression, born out of necessity. The…

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Tanzanian Jewellery Brand URU Presents Exclusive Range Of Hand-Crafted Diamonds

Inspired by African traditions and designs, “URU” is an old Swahili term for a diamond, a precious stone used as a decorative and luxurious adornment since ancient times.  In 2009 in Dar es Salaam, the first URU bracelet was created using locally sourced rough diamonds, gold and black fishing line, identical to that used on…

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Black & Gothic Influences In House Of Nwocha “Yoshinaka-The Warrior Princess” Lookbook

House of Nwocha spearheaded by UgonnaUmeruo is a fashion label that creates strong fashion clothing pieces for women that are not afraid to channel their sexy features. The Fall 2012/13 collection featured here is a tale of strong women of old from the far East in Asia.   According to the designer’s description of the…

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