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Safety Pins's Blog – June 2016 Archive (5)

FEATURE: South African based Pilgrim Clothing alluringly tests the boundaries of fashion with 17th century-inspired collection

Usually, the connotations that accompany the Pilgrims, are not ones of beauty or grace- and certainly not fashion sense. Yet for South African based fashion brand 'Pilgrim Clothing', it's appealing combination of raw material and form-flattering designs, create a new, avant garde interpretation of the 17th century lifestyle. Their latest look book reaches the pinnacle of its inspiration; pulling its influence from the 'spiritual migration of The Chosen'- the incorporation…

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Added by Safety Pins on June 29, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

RAD CREATIVE OF THE DAY: Kye Nelson celebrates blackness in All Dem Shades with empowering womenswear line

All Dem Shades is an empowering and unifying clothing line and ideology that celebrates blackness in all shades. The collection was the creative vision of New Orleans-born Kye Nelson, an artist with a Fashion Merchandising degree, who was inspired by a lifetime of being described as “pretty for a dark skin girl.” Since it’s inception in Dec. 2015 as mainly graphic tees, All Dem Shades has expanded into a visionary line that now makes swimwear and womenswear. Check out some…

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Added by Safety Pins on June 27, 2016 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

RAD CREATIVE OF THE DAY: West African designer Penda Diakite launches PendaWear swimsuit collection

PendaWear is a West African “ArtWear” brand that specializes in mix-and-match street wear. The label was created by mixed-media artist, designer and filmmaker Penda Diakite who creates made-to-order fashions. Penda recently launched its first swimwear collection which is produced with local African fabrics that create stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces.



By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor…





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Added by Safety Pins on June 23, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

RAD CREATIVE OF THE DAY: Two Black entrepreneurs combat misconceptions about sustainable hemp fashion with brand Superego

“Cut from a different cloth,” L.A.-based clothing brand Superego aims to reshape the narrative around sustainable products created by hemp. Commonly misunderstood as the psychoactive buds of the cannabis plant, hemp is acquired from the stalk of the plant and is favored for industrial uses because of its environmental benefits, durability, and healing abilities. With that in mind, entrepreneurs Tommie Lark and Matthew Narkaus, who met while majoring in psychology at…

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Added by Safety Pins on June 22, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Ready-to-wear designer Roksanda channels post-WWII aesthetic with 2017 Resort Collection

Ready-to-wear designer Roksanda channels post-WWII aesthetic with 2017 Resort Collection. Borrowing floral prints, voluminous shapes of the 1940s and opting for war-time practicality and functionality with solid, wide-leg trousers with matching oversized blazers, Roksanda plays with the dualities of femininity during the war and the years that followed. Next to heavy wool jackets she presents fine-knit sweaters accessorized with molded bows and tulle—all of which…

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Added by Safety Pins on June 8, 2016 at 7:04pm — No Comments

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