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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 and wearable garments. Besides the sheer innovativeness of Anderson's project, she embraces black beauty to the highest extent; and while embracing and translating the necessity of the Afro, she succeeds in redefining -arguably- one of Black women's biggest insecurities. A stunning portrayal of empowerment, Anderson's collection detangles the restrictions of Black hair and provides ample space for self-appreciation. Check it out below.

By Cree B. McClellan, AFROPUNK contributor

Designer: Lamula Anderson, for Lamula Nassuna
Photography: Othello De'Souza-Hartley
Set Design: Carina Dewhurst
LModel: Sarah Obende
MUA: Funke Bello

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Comment by Caz Prescott on January 17, 2017 at 4:31pm

I love the braid skirt.

Comment by Monét Bourdeau on July 31, 2016 at 7:52am

good to see the motherland taking charge and reclaiming agency

Comment by SHANISUNDAZE on July 30, 2016 at 5:57pm

Super Dope!


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