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Safety Pins's Blog – January 2016 Archive (12)

FEATURE: South African, London-based textile womenswear designer Sindiso Khumalo presents Zulu and Ndebele heritage-inspired prints in SS16 collection

Sindiso Khumalo, a South African textile designer (now based in Hackney, London), creates sustainable textiles and womenswear. Khumalo, who is trained in both architecture and textile futures, designs Zulu and Ndebele heritage-inspired prints for her structured garments. In expressing her commitment to maintain a sustainable and ethical manufacturing, Khumalo works closely with NGO’s and small workshops in South…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 27, 2016 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Eromomen

Here is this week's Mokshini illustration! Meet model Eromomen, killing it in this print! @eromomen



By Nadeesha Godamunne*, AFROPUNK Contributor




*Nadeesha Godamunne is a fashion illustrator from New Zealand now residing in…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 21, 2016 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Feature: Ghanaian fashion designer Hassan Alfaziz Iddriss debuts unisex collection

Ghanaian fashion designer, Hassan Alfaziz Iddriss is the creative mind behind up-and-coming unisex label Hazza. Hazza is based out of Ghana and presented a collection at Ghana Fashion and Design Week last October. Hazza's SS16 lookbook, 'Ashasie3', showcases Iddriss' practical, unisex garments amongst a rural housing structure. "Ashasie3, in our local dialect, means the beginning, and the collection pays…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 18, 2016 at 4:46pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Brazilian Fashion designer Carol Barreto “VOZES Collection: Fashion and Ancestries” at Black Fashion Week Paris

Carol Barreto is a black feminist fashion designer from Bahia, Brazil and last month her collection "VOZES Collection: Fashion and Ancestries" showed at Black Fashion Week in Paris. Barreto, a PhD Multidisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Culture and Society, approaches design from an academic lens with consideration for…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 15, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

EDITORIAL: Marianne Fassler's Resort 15 collection shot by Paul Samuels

Check out fashion designer Marianne Fassler's gorgeous editorial, Hauwa Dauda, shot by photographer Paul Samuels, for Fassler's 2015 Resort collection. The collection was created to speak to a wide-range of women, whether they have bold fashion sensibilities or prefer something understated but non-conventional. Like a lot of her work,…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 15, 2016 at 10:29am — No Comments

FEATURE: Malians take bazin and turn it into high-fashion

Bazin (damask) is one of the most popular textiles in the Mali region of West Africa. Known for it's high-shine factor and durability, Bazin is almost always used for formal occasions. In Mali, the polished cotton fabric is often imported from Germany or China and then hand-dyed through a tedious, labor intensive process. While importing the textile isn't ideal, the processing system creates an opportunity for Mali women to self-empower themselves in a job that is…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 14, 2016 at 10:18am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!) - Nzingha

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Meet your next muse, Nzingha. That hair! @nothingnessinadress



By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on January 13, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Acclaimed Fashion newcomer, British designer Grace Wales Bonner presents slavery-influenced fall collection

Last Friday, British fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner debuted her AW16 men's collection at London Collections: Men. The show, entitled 'Spirituals' was inspired by African slavery—specifically American slavery. Models walked the runway to the tune of negro choral spirituals, with accompaniment by Nigerian Irish composer Tunde Jegede and his 21-string harp. The collection does not rest the entirety of its aesthetic…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 11, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Designer/Businesswoman Jennifer Nnamani carves out niche in eco-friendly fashion

Fashion designer and business owner, Jennifer Nnamani makes high fashion clothing out of recycled materials. Her company, Beau Monde Society is an eco-friendly, socially-conscious brand with a mission to “approach unique projects by focusing on lifestyle branding while fusing fashion, creativity, and functional ideas to sustain brand awareness and ethical…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 7, 2016 at 5:08pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!) - Kalae

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Such a unique ensemble, meet singer Kalae. @kalaenouveau



By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on January 6, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Jaden Smith continues to defy the gender binary, models womenswear for Louis Vuitton S/S16

True to form, Jaden Smith is pushing gender boundaries, this time as the face of Louis Vuitton's Summer/Spring 2016 womenswear collection. In the ad campaign, which was recently revealed by LV's creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere, Smith appears in so-called women's clothing—including a skirt. While…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 4, 2016 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: Sarah Batt radiates in editorial spread for Fault Magazine

Check out model Sarah Batt in a futuristic Wonderland shot by Marcus Schäfer for Fault Magazine. Batt electrifies in this otherworldly series where her presence sears through seas of sumptuous materials and whimsical…

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Added by Safety Pins on January 4, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

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