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Safety Pins's Blog – July 2016 Archive (9)

FEATURE: Ugandan fashion designer Lamula Anderson detangles misconceptions of black hair with empowering new collection

Ugandan-born, London-based designer Lamuna Anderson- of Lamuna Nassuna- adds a new voice to empowerment. Straying from the mainstream, her latest collection is a complete celebration of the black woman and all of her assets. As she takes inspiration from 'the Afro and Black women protective hair styles', she combines kinky weaves and hair extensions (yes, HAIR) to create;ingenious, chic…


Added by Safety Pins on July 29, 2016 at 12:35pm — 3 Comments

RAD CREATIVE OF THE DAY: Jacque Amadi's fashion line Adorned By Chi decorates the modern black girl with cute, spunky designs and accessories

Finding accessories that are cute, affordable, and agreeable with modern black hair may be hard to come by; but thanks to Dallas-based blogger and former fashion entrepreneur Jacque Amadi, there is finally a brand that fits all of these categories. Adorned By Chi has answered the call, providing handmade crowns, animal ears, and a vast collection of other cutesy accessories/ clothes for the modern black girl. (#BlackGirlMagic!)



Added by Safety Pins on July 21, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Photographer Patricia Arujo's latest editorial for Angola Fashion week celebrates the beautiful culture while sharing it with the world

The editorial for the 2016 Angolan fashion week- shot by photographer Patricia Arujo- showcases the best aspects of both universal and regional culture. Arujo beautifully captures the exciting variations of pattern and texture of the work to highlight its organic appeal. Mixing the traditional designs of the country, with a modern yet vintage fusion to create a general indulgent wardrobe; each design seems specifically crafted for every occasion: whether one is…


Added by Safety Pins on July 15, 2016 at 12:42pm — No Comments

RAD CREATIVE OF THE DAY: Designer Joshlyn Turner changes the game with pro-black, pro-body diversity clothing line 'The Write Fit'

"The Write Fit is a brand for everyone. Men, women, children, young or old, black or white. It’s the new way to wear Life on your sleeves.” Joshlyn Turner, owner and creative director of 'The Write Fit' clothing line, is using her love for the written word to influence the fashion world. In this age of graphic tee and inspirational quotes, Ms. Turner is shifting the fad to empower all who wears her designs. The words written on her clothing are aimed at the individual;…


Added by Safety Pins on July 13, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

RAD CREATIVE OF THE DAY: Photographer Quique Rivera's new series '90's Summer Daze' brings back the Hip Hop Tom Boy we all wish we were

In Quique Rivera's latest photography series, viewers are taken back in time- with a modern twist. Titled: '90's Summer Daze', the subtly dynamic series pays homage to the era of intentional laxity, while simultaneously adding a 'too cool for school' vibe with its femininely suggestive interpretation of  a Tomboy. Rivera's utilization of the models' powerful Afro's and beautiful brown skin, adds another layer of cultural pride, serving as an underline to the already…


Added by Safety Pins on July 11, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

RAD CREATIVE OF THE DAY: South African designer Rich Mnisi redefines 'Men's Fashion' with feminine undertones

'The brand is young at heart and explores the treasures engraved within Africa and the world of modern culture and heritage to tell the unique stories of then, now and soon.' South African- based designer Rich Mnisi is taking the fashion world by storm with his modernly inclusive collections. With the male designs in particular, Mnisi pushes the boundaries of tradition and incorporates multiple aspects of world cultures- including the feminine ones. With his form…


Added by Safety Pins on July 8, 2016 at 11:17am — No Comments

FEATURE: Ysaunny Brito pays homage to Grace Jones for latest Max Mara collection

The impression one leaves is reflected in how their legacy is carried; and even though Ms. Grace Jones is still very much alive, her legacy is paid homage to constantly. The latest example of her influence can be observed in Max Mara'a latest collection: Max Mara Resort 2017 features model Ysaunny Brito- 22, from the Dominican Republic- wearing the beautifully edgy new material, as well as the signature- and much- loved- a symmetrical hair dubbed Ms. Jones' tag. Not…


Added by Safety Pins on July 7, 2016 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: New collection 'Blossom' from South African designer Lebogang Mokgoko is a blooming start to his career

For South African designer on the rise, Lebogang Mokgoko, there could be no greater introduction to the fashion world. A designer and photographer from Pretoria (South Africa), Mokgoko is entering the field with a boom; his first official campaign for his premiere collection 'Blossom' is turning heads and making major mileage; his distinct textures and eye-drawing patterns create a comfortingly chic vibe- and viewers want immediate access to the material. Showcasing…


Added by Safety Pins on July 6, 2016 at 1:44pm — No Comments

RAD CREATIVE OF THE DAY: Rising Rwandan fashion designer Cedric Mizero excites with his vibrant, unique material

Born and raised in Cyangugu, Rwanda, Cedric Mizero has begun to catch the global eye. The 22 year old's vibrant, attention grabbing pieces inspire one to decorate themselves in his work, and excite whoever comes in contact with it. Mizero's meticulous and obvious attention to detail provides an added sense of pride and exclusiveness to those who are given the opportunity to wear his work. Aimed- specifically- to serve the ever-changing fashion references of…


Added by Safety Pins on July 6, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments

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