Yesterday 15th of July 2014, we brought report with some photos of half Haitian designer Stella Jean,Nigerian designer Jewel by Lisa (JBL) and Ghanaian designers Duaba Serwa and Mina Evans-Anfom at the “Beat of Africa” show brought by International Trade Ethical Fashion Initiative in collaboration with Altaroma in Rome, Italy, click here to read.
Today we are bring you the show highlights. According to Suzy Menkes for Vogue.co.uk, the catwalk that was characterised by jubilant prints in controlled silhouettes, joyous embellishment to sporty shapes.
Lisa Folawiyo was this year’s special guest, and she opened the show with a powerful mix of pattern, colour and texture: a grass-green foliage-patterned blouse, morphing into a turquoise and pink pinafore and pink plaid skirt. (Add a colourful clutch bag to this sophisticated fashion recipe.) These were clothes out of Africa – but for the world to wear.
Credit: Suzy Menkes for Vogue.co.uk