I’m not sure how I feel about this menswear trend, especially the shorter and tighter the shorts get! Lus has been threatening to get some shorts to rock this summer so, in support, I’ve collated a few, from Yevu and from Laurence Airline, that I could possibly get down with. Just maybe …
Yevu do great pieces for women too!
Which are your favourites?
Photos via Yevu on Tumblr (I absolutely love the photography!) and via the Laurence Airline website.
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My Miry is a footwear and accessories brand and brainchild of designer Sara Coulibaly (My Miry translates as 'my thoughts' in the Malinké dialect of Ivory Coast). The brand recently relaunched with the "Precious" collection, featuring 13 unique shoe designs incorporating premium leather, Ankara fabrics. My mum and I picked our favourites to showcase today. From top: Crystal, Amber, Moonstone, Emerald and Onyx.
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Paul Sika is a fine art photographer based in Côte d'Ivoire, whose psychedelic creations have gained attention from around the world. Paul's work has received glowing press from the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, Forbes Afrique, ARISE Magazine and many more. Furthermore, his self-published book, At the Heart of Me, is an Amazon Bestseller.
Today, Paul shares his journey and inspiration and discusses the "visual linguistics" of our continent.Paul. His story proves again what several other Afri-love interviews have: following a traditional training path (e.g. pursuing a particular course of study in an educational institution) is not always necessary in order to successfully follow your dream. It may be more powerful to interrogate your excuses and perceived barriers and, destroy the illusions you hold.
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You have just a few more days to rush over to the Design Museum for Interpretations of Africa: Football Art and Design.
10 African artists from PUMA.Creative's Creative Africa Network were commissioned to design their national football team's kit. Countries represented include Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa and Togo.
Read more about the exercise and the artists' inspiration over on Design Week. I was particularly amused by the apparent fact that initial designs were toned down due to FIFA regulations that "decorative elements are not allowed to dominate playing equipment."
Exhibition ends 30th November.
Images: Senegal shirt (left) and Namibia shirt, via Design Week (see more here).