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Safety Pins's Blog – September 2015 Archive (19)

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

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Ayande's purple candy floss hair made everyone crazy. A playful yet bold statement for sure! @ayacle

+ Don't miss our first AFROPUNK Fest in ATLANTA this weekend October 3-4! http://afropunkfest.com/atlanta/




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Added by Safety Pins on September 30, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

FASHION: A “Modern-Day Warrior" - Debra Shaw for Manish Arora Fall-Winter 2015/16

Check out the latest poster campaign from Indian fashion designer Manish Arora, featuring legendary model Debra Shaw. The 90's fashion fixture is photographed in Arora's debut fall…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 29, 2015 at 8:17am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Pushing The Boundaries of Fashion - Dutch Designer Marga Weimans

Check out the designs of Dutch fashion designer Marga Weimans, a designer who continues to push the boundaries of fashion with her unconventional creations. Her camp state: "She [Weimans] is interested in the combination of fashion and architecture. Her collections are very broad: from haute couture to pret a porter, including architectural showpieces and minimalistic dresses. The designer worked together with several artists from other fields like industrial…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 24, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Merchandiser, Tierra, takes color coordination to the next level! @idomyownstunts

+ Don't miss our first AFROPUNK fest in Atlanta October 3-4!




By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor …

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Added by Safety Pins on September 23, 2015 at 10:11am — No Comments

FEATURE: DopeImageClothing - Indie Black Entrepreneurs Focused On Black Empowerment

Check out the latest designs of DopeImageClothing - the Indie clothing brand (founded by poet, educator, and activist Keno Evol) that is all about black empowerment, run by a group of young Black entrepreneurs. The team tell us: "DopeImageClothing is a line that focuses its efforts on black empowerment centered around black women though the line…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 23, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Bazaar Bohemian and Juliana Luna of Project Tribe - Two Earth Goddesses on that "Gonna Save The World Vibe"

Meet the Bazaar Bohemian, and US based Brazilian artist Juliana Luna - the co-founders of Project Tribe, a global network for creatives and "vehicle for women around the world to spread their inspiring stories and cultivate their uniqueness" (as the founders state). Bazaar Bohemian - who describes herself as an "Earth Goddess and Warrior Princess" on that "Gonna Save The World Vibe" - uses her personal blog and social media to share her passion for…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 22, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

FASHION: French-Congolese Designer Natty Kongo and his collective Monde Nouveau

Check out the designs of French based clothing brand Natty Kongo Création - the brain child of French-Congolese Designer Natty Kongo. Kongo tells us: "I'm a young Congolese designer who grew up in France. During a trip to Kinshasa, an ancestral vision was revealed to me by elder Mangongele, which inspired the creation of an artistic concept and clothing line, as a tribute to our African heritage. So I had the idea to develop a style connected to this philosophy,…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 22, 2015 at 8:01am — No Comments

FEATURE: Model Souffrant Ralph Commands Attention In Photographer Leon Williams' Latest Work

Check out these commanding shots of model Souffrant Ralph, lensed by photographer Leon Williams. Ralph's distinctive red hair and freckles has garnered him a lot of attention recently, and now the newly signed model looks set to make his mark on the fashion industry. 

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Added by Safety Pins on September 21, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

FASHION: Telfar's "Spring Summer 2016" Presentation at New York Fashion Week

Take a look at these runway photos from Telfar's New York Fashion Week presentation last week (via Fucking Young- the NYC brand, creatively directed by designer Telfar Clemens, known for its gender neutral creations. Its camp state: "For Spring/Summer 2016 the brand continued its riff on the…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 21, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

FASHION: Actress Lupita Nyong’o Radiates Beauty On The Cover of Vogue Magazine

Take a look at Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o stunning new editorial for Vogue, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. This is the second time Nyong’o has been a cover star for the magazine; and in this latest feature, she discusses her family, fame, and upcoming acting projects…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 17, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments

FASHION: 'Negus' - Art Of Style Pay Tribute To Black Royalty With Latest Editorial

Check out the latest editorial from New York fashion duo Art Of Style - freelance fashion stylist and creative director Nkem Onuorah and up and coming designer Cadisha Kennedy. In regards to their new photo story, entitled 'Negus', Onuorah tells us: "The idea of the project was rich Nubian kings and queens and their maidens. We gave it the name Negus…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 16, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Fashionable Demand Showcase The Creative Influencers Of Milwaukee With Ongoing Portrait Series, 'MKE SPIRIT'

Check out the latest photo series from Milwaukee-based styling collective Fashionable Demand - entitled, 'MKE Spirit’. As stated by the collective's creative director Michael Ja’Ameer, the ongoing portrait series (lensed by photographer Jamie Robarge) is a showcase of "creative influencers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; who are making an impact in the creative arts community in all different aspects and all within a caliber of excellence". He adds, "The purpose of this…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 15, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Ethical And Sustainable Fashion - The SS16 Collection From London-Based Womenswear Label Yemzi

Check out the Spring Summer 2016 collection from London womenswear brand Yemzi. The indie label, founded and creatively directed by fashion designer Elizabeth Yemi Akingbade, is recognised for its distinctive prints and stance on ethical and environmental sustainability. In regards to the latter, Yemzi state: "We exclusively use natural fibres across all our range, with the…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 15, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

FASHION: "Designer plays Eric Garner police video at New York fashion week show"

A reported by The Guardian, the BlackLivesMatter movement made an unapologetic appearance last week at New York Fashion Week - courtesy of designer Kerby Jean-Raymond. The presentation of his …

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Added by Safety Pins on September 14, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Meet Anika, boutique owner at Nubian Hueman. 70s throwback done well!

By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on September 9, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

FASHION: The New Women's Collection From Ghanaian Born Designer Jesse Frimpong's STREETCHIEF Label

Check out the new collection from indie brand STREETCHIEF - the Canadian brand founded and directed by Ghanaian born (and Toronto based) designer Jesse Frimpong. The pre-fall collection is titled 'Nima Girls' (named after a town in Ghana) and the lookbook images were shot by photographer William Ukoh, aka Willy Verse, and feature model Jessica Bentu - with hair and makeup by Philippa Frimpong.  In our…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 8, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: The Creative Tribe In Ethiopia That "Turns Nature Into Haute Couture"

Check out the Surma and Mursi people of Southern Ethiopia's Omo Valley - a tribe recognised for their use of nature to create unique and captivating looks (including body accessories and headpieces made with flowers, leaves, and grass; and body decoration with powdered volcanic rock). As …

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Added by Safety Pins on September 3, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: Mokshini weekly fashion illustration - Lee

Here is this week's Mokshini fashion illustration (AFROPUNK NY Fest edition!). Meet painter, Lee, the 80s done right!



By Nadeesha Godamunne, AFROPUNK Contributor

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Added by Safety Pins on September 2, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

FASHION: Model Fernando Cabral's Striking Editorial For FashionTrend Australia

Take a look at these captivating images of Fernando Cabral #throwback. Shot by photographer Ricardo Abrahao for FashionTrend Australia, the striking editorial features the African top model (originally from Guinea-Bissau) in an array of bold menswear pieces; including designs from Laurence Bossion, Sasha Kanevski, Emiliano Rinaldi. Explore…

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Added by Safety Pins on September 1, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

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