The Renegade Craft Fair London is 3 days away and Lusungu and I have been busy getting our ‘Fly South For Winter’ collection ready! It’s inspired by our motherland love and a yearning for the tropics in these wintry times. All the designs are hand-drawn by me and then hand screen printed by Lusungu (aka Creativity and Noise).
Continue reading “In Pictures: The Road to Renegade (+ An Epic Giveaway)”
I met Yvonne Nicholson, the Zambian born UK based designer behind Evie Nix, at the African Market at Old Spitalfields in London. It’s her I have to thank for the fabulous kitenge/ankara/wax print corset that I walked away with that day.
Evie Nix offers unique African print corsets, jewellery and accessories, all handmade with love. I asked Yvonne a few questions about what drives and inspires her work. Continue reading “Interview with fashion designer, Evie Nix”
It started with my obsession …
I'm obssessed with adornment (as you may have gathered). Not only with the beautiful combinations of shapes, colour and materials that designers dream up but, the whole idea of wearing them – a practice that is centuries-old and truly global. Before modern technology, people gained value from creating necklaces and earrings and headdresses and cuffs and rings. Before status was marked by degrees and job titles and Twitter followings, it was signified by the elaborateness of one's gear.
Today, accessories can make or break your outfit – as fashion writers will tell you – but has their significance been reduced to the merely superficial? I still believe that there is much to learn about a person from their choice of adornment (or lack thereof).
Continue reading “From obsession to collaboration & an upcoming exclusive Adèle Dejak event in London”
Happy Monday! In case you need another reason to smile, I will be giving away a M/L women's t-shirt designed by yours truly (and screen printed by hand by Creativity and Noise), as part of the Adorned collection. View the designs and colours on my new Etsy shop, Ubeautiqous.
Visit the Afri-love Facebook page and leave a wall message with your favourite colour from the t-shirt selection. Remember, you can view the available colours on Etsy. Make sure to leave your message before next Monday (10th October).
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