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Safety Pins's Blog – June 2012 Archive (5)

Introducing London-Based Designer Amina Martucci's Dope Knitwear Collections

Always dope to come across talented under-the-radar designers. So when young, freshly graduated artist Amina Martucci hit us up about her knitwear collections (including one called 'Strange Fruit', we assume named after the classic song made famous by Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and more), we had to check them out. And we were not disappointed.

She told us: "I've been following Afropunk for a while now, and I love how it is so rich in culture! I've just recently graduated…

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Added by Safety Pins on June 27, 2012 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

Black Fashion by Javii: Battle of the Notes

"Everyone's trying so hard to be different but they all look the same." In fashion as well as everything else we do, we're influenced from what has come before us and what's around us right now. Check out our Black Fashion Tumblr blog's 3 most reblogged images of the week.…

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Added by Safety Pins on June 26, 2012 at 8:24am — 2 Comments

Explosion of Colors & Prints: Bombe Surprise

Hey! I am Ms. K and I am living in Brooklyn, NY. I grew up in Germany with a German mum and a Ghanaian dad. African cloth and prints were always part of our home and my life. Today we'll be talking about Bombe Surprise, a label from London. The collection and designs are inspired by the wax prints that designer Nina Ribena saw at one of London's many markets and the multicultural vibe of the city itself. Even though some of the designs might be a little too crazy for myself, I…

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Added by Safety Pins on June 20, 2012 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Black Fashion By Javii: Is personality the new black?

Some people have a perception of style as something or someone right out of the pages of VOGUE magazine: uncomfortable, yet fashionable because the shirt they're wearing costs $800. That's not style. Style is the power to freely express oneself using the clothes from our closet or the curtains you turned into a shirt that looks like it cost hundreds.…

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Added by Safety Pins on June 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

It’s Javii’s World

AFROPUNKS! You already know that how you wear it is more important than what you wear. Meet Javii, a member of the AFROPUNK community, and our new fashion partner. For the last six weeks, we’ve been working with her to host pop-up street style shoots around NYC. (Big thanks…

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Added by Safety Pins on June 14, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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