Inspired: Bestow Elan’s Ayawa Kente Weave

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I saw Erzumah Ackerson,  the designer behind fashion label Bestow Elan, in her amazing Ayawa Kente coat, at the launch for Jacqueline Shaw’s Fashion Africa book. I haven’t gotten it out of my mind since! Elegant, striking, memorable.

I had to share it with you, along with other pieces from the Bestow Elan ‘Glamour Dear!!!' collection.

Visit the Bestow Elan online shop here.
Images via the Bestow Elan Website.

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Fashion Africa illustrations by Antonia Makes

 

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These illustrations from Fashion Africa by Africa Fashion Guide founder, Jacqueline Shaw, have me wanting to see more! They were made by 'handmade' illustrator', Antonia Parker, who has a passion for creating vibrant fashion illustrations and collages satirising current events, with a keen interest in ethical trading and sustainability.

You can purchase print and electonic versions of the book here.

View more of Antonia's fashion illustration, illustration and photography on her Antonia Makes website or Antonia Makes blog and follow her activities via Twitter

Images courtesy of Antonia Parker. They feature designs by One Mango Tree (top) and Eki Orleans.