Lookbook: Exclusives, Resorts, Nuptials & Melange – Ghanaian Brand Pistis Unveils Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

There’s something delightfully African and globally trendy for women right now, as Ghanaian brand Pistis has unveiled its Spring/Summer 2014 collection, containing glorious versatile knockout pieces consisting of velvet dresses, sequined tops, fierce jackets, and bombshell wedding dresses.

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Lookbook: Unveiling Virgos Lounge’s Stunning Bright & Colourful Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

British based Nigerian label Virgos Lounge has unveiled its Spring/Summer collection for the year 2014 and true to nature, the brand displays recreating vintage styles, with the collection including embellished halter neck dresses, bright trousers with embellished waistbands, thigh high slits, ruffles and a whole lot of great pieces for the trendy woman.

Check them out below.

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To get any of these pieces, Visit www.virgoslounge.com


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Iconic Invanity Is Outstanding In Its “Elements”, With Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

The Spring/Summer 2014 collection titled “Elements” from Nigerian brand Iconic Invanity by Nancy Nwadire is set to wow you.

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Inspired by natural elements, the collection, first unveiled at the 2013 Lagos Fashion and Design week, has already been worn by several Nollywood names and fashionable women.

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Filled with fabulous and flamboyant details, textures, gem work and beading and of course it wouldn’t be Iconic Invanity without a burst of colours, the mood for this collection offers a fresh mixture of modernist and hint of far eastern influences inspired by colors from Earth, Air, Fire and Water. From the graceful and feminine cobalt blues representing water to the tranquility, innocence and purity seen in White dazzling diamond dresses. The collection comprises of jumpsuits and dresses with lace detail that reflects the luminescence of Air.

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For more on Iconic Invanity, contact
Website: http://www.iconicinvanity.com/
Email: info@iconicinvanity.com

Credits:
Photography: LOS
Model: Tansey Coetzee
Hair & Makeup: Debola Falana
Styling: Iconic Invanity In-House Styling team


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Tanzanian-London Based Fashion Brand “Anna Luks” Unveils Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

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The Tanzanian born, London based designer behind the Anna Luks label, Anna Lukindo is known for her unique use of zips, ropes, cords and yarns to create exquisite pieces.

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 Working with organic fabrics, Anna Lukindo’s signature styles create natural, flowing garments that explore femininity and modernity, with an Anna Luks twist. 

The Spring/summer 2014 collection features bold colour palettes, prints, dyed and manipulated fabrics which are from her African background and roots. This has been a growing focal point of her work through the years.

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 According to Anna Luks, “I am totally devoted in creating, I have this insatiable hunger for style and it translates in my work. My inspiration can come from anywhere be it art, architecture, nature or our human differences and my life’s work is to translate this inspiration into wearable fashion.”

What do you think of the collection.

For more information please visit:
Website: www.annaluks.com
Facebook: Anna Luks
E-mail: info@annaluks.com
Phone No: +442083652824
Photo Credit : www.annaluks.com |Fab magazine


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Nigerian-Canadian Based Fashion Brand ‘Emua’ Presents It’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

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We only just stumbled on the fashion brand while doing our online research recently and the designs are quite impressive so we thought to bring it to you our readers.

The designer Cynthia Kio has had the opportunity to travel around the world, get inspiration and pick up skills which she applies to the clothing line. With the skills learnt over the years, the brand has rapidly expanded from just a clothing line to a clothing and accessories line.

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As a result of Cynthia’s hardwork, Emua has been a recipient of numerous awards and accolades. In 2008, Cynthia was awarded designer of the year by the Nigeria community in Canada, and was awarded the “Best Fashion Designer” in 2011 by the African Entertainment Awards, also in Canada. Her work has also been featured by major African magazines and blogs including BHF magazine USA, Planet Africa Magazine, BellaNaija and Shadders blog among others.

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What do you think of the collection?

Photo Credit:
Photography: Emeka of Drekz
Photo Editor: MapacMapis of United Natives
Model: Damiete Charles-Granville (Winner MBGN 2012)
Makeup: KTC Studio (www.ktcbeautyhome.com)

For more information, please contact:
Website: www.emuafashions.com
Tel: +1.416.320.051 |+234.705.555.9881
Email: info@emuafashions.com
Twitter: emuafashions
Instagram: emuafashions
Facebook: emuafanpage


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Wonderful Pieces From Design For Love Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

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Design For Love&#39s bags and clutches are contemporary and modern, they still maintain that African authenticity. Ankara is shredded and made to look and feel like faux fur while clutch handles are carved out of wood.

Design for love&#39s Creative Director, Wunmi Olufeko is among the growing number of African designers who are embracing local fabrics and trying to implement them in ways that are new and interesting.

The latest collection of bags features acrylic purses, wooden purses, leather totes with lots of Ankara and sequin detail and other products. The designer says that the new collection is sort of a tribute to some of the women whose stories and values have inspired her to be a better designer, wife, mother and friend. Of course every piece in the collection has a name. According to Wunmi, “There&#39s the Clara box clutch (which is my favourite because I love the way the name sounds), the Aracelli tote bag, the Ebun bag and so on.”

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For more information, please contact:

Website: www.designforlove.com.ng

Address: 5 University Road, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos.

Email: info@designnforlove.com.ng

Tel:  + 234 802 901 8185, + 234 803 966 2345, + 234 806 033 1377

Facebook: dflclutchbags,

Twitter: @designforlove


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Luxury Meets Sensuality! Senegalese Fashion Brand, Sophie Zinga Unveils “Roses And Leaves” Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Graphic, sophisticated and born from unique vision of modern style, the Sophie Zinga collection is marked by a new approach to design where luxury meets sensuality. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection “Rose and Leaves” is very delicate and feminine. The line of cocktail dresses and show-stopper strapless jumpsuit was filled with whites, vivid pinks, lavenders and tie dye prints.

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According to the brand, the Sophie Zinga woman is socially conscious, well travelled and is part of today&#39s cosmopolitan world. She has timeless elegance and channels a unique mix of contemporary sophistication and tradition while still embracing colors and shapes.

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A very interesting element of the collection was the big array of textures throughout the different garments. You will find lace, chiffon, and sateen among other fabrics; as well as textures created by pleating. The collection feathers exquisite and the finest materials and fabrics, namely hand woven Senegalese cloth, silks and semi precious stones.

 

 

Shoot Credits:
Photographed by:  Mambu Bayoh
Styled by: Rosemary Kokuhilwa

For more log on to www.sophiezinga.com or check their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sophiezinga

Photo Credit: http://www.fashionjunkii.com


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“Oversized Tribalism”, Emerging Ghanaian Brand Barkers-Woode Unveils All New Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Ghanaian fashion brand Barkers-Woode, formally known as Love April, has unveiled the exquisite pieces of their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, which is much different from the Oversized Tribalism Pre-Collection.

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The label is inspired by beauty of African womanhood. The collection is inspired by the world history generations of women and androgyny artworks, the Oversized Tribalism collection plays on the mixture of minimalism and femininity. There is an exaggerated seam-lines emphasis our cling to modern culture.

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According to the label, “Our true, bare, chic necklines keep us in the realm of ancients. Our abstracted textured prints will ultimately immortalize the classic style and feel of a woman. Our motive was to not only harness the Barkers-Woode woman’s natural female form through dramatic tribal prints but to also uniquely contemporize the look and feel of each piece.”

Credits:
Photographer: Ofoe Amegavie
Model: Afuan Asona
Styled by Tricia Yeboah

Contact:
Email: ninaloveapril@gmail.com
Instagram: barkerswoode


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Lookbook: Calming Whites, Luscious Greens & More! Mozambican designer Taibo Bacar Unveils Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Mozambican designer Taibo Bacar uses gorgeous mesmerizing fabric for his elegant Spring/Summer 2014 Collection and according to the designer the collection is celebrating the beauty of African VIBE.

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He says “Be mesmerized by the daylight, our exquisite sunset and the beautiful darkness of the night. Our latest collection will be an array of our beautiful continent inspired by nature. The calming whites represent peace and harmony. The luscious greens of our trees and breathtaking nature give hope to out continent. The sunset filled with passion…and we end off with the dark mysterious night filled with the glitzy stars”.

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I absolutely love the collection! What do you think?

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CREDITS:
Model: Tatiana Ismael
Photographer: Celso Zaqueu

CONTACTS:
Total Exposure: tatiana.info@taibobacar.com

Sales: Sales.clientservice@taibobacar.com

Shows: shows@taibobacar.com

Studio: taibobacar@taibobacar.com


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Lookbook: Ghanaian Fashion Brand, April Rust, Presents Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

April Rust is a women’s ready- to-wear line with vibrant accents and stand-out pieces. The idea behind the creation of the line is to bring out a woman&#39s chic, feminine and playful side. Incorporating primary colours, print, neutrals and monochrome, this collection is sure to resonate with every girl’s inner fashionista.

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The Ghanaian brand was borne from an infusion of creativity and an appreciation of fashion. According to the brand, “The April Rust girl is one that aspires to take a bold step into discovering her personal style, the girl that seeks the finer things in life, and most importantly the girl whose clothes do the talking”.

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What do you think about the prints used in the collection?
Photo Credit: LaModeMagazine


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