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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Next Three Designers For Fashion Greatness From Africa

Next Three Designers For Fashion Greatness From Africa

Next Three Designers For Fashion Greatness From Africa

Following the lead of african predecessors Duro Olowu, Xuly Bet, Azzedine Alaia and Joe Casely Hayford, the Next three designers for fashion greatness from africa Amaka Osakwe, Laurence Chauvin Buthaud, and Mimi Plange try to rock the world by their design.

Amaka Osakwe

Amaka Osakwe grow up in Lagos, studied fashion in college of Art University, Bournemouth, and returned to Nigeria to start on Maki oh, The collection of strong peaks, the combination of large and baggy pants are inspired by the ceremony depot in rural areas in Ghana, which marked the transformation of girls into women, during the ceremony, young women continue to be partially naked rich. While
the forms that resemble male agbada combination (with wide sleeves), which makes special use of the old part Osakwe ASO-Oka (a narrow beam of the network) and the fantasy of indigo dyed fabrics. Osakwe new method using silk instead of cotton and create their own experience. "I want to make Nigeria a local on hand-made cloth is impregnated with the values ​​handed down from generation to generation," he said.

The next collection has seen the development of forms to sign it - the button-shirt, high waisted trousers and long shirt dress. Provocation spring / summer 2012 collection of slinky jersey mini-dress features a velvet and embroidered applique. Meanwhile, the fantastic gypsy plan threatens to fall on the shoulders of a pencil skirt split at the hip and can only be the most courageous. "I was inspired by the primitive paintings of Matisse odalisque [slaves] to travel in the fictional world of" red "Lagos [prostitutes]," "Everything, he said. It's been done before, they said, but there are so many" Africa for research " .

Laurence Chauvin Buthaud

Laurenceairline Buthaud launched in 2011 as a creative response to the humanitarian and political crises, to his native Ivory Coast after the recent civil war. The label focuses on men's shirts, scarves and shorts are made from local raw poplin, chambray fabrics and batik Buthaud Chauvin described as "a modern silhouette with a fabric border tribes." Each design reflects the cultural odyssey through fashion. "Move Laurenceairline around the world to make connections with Africa," said the designer, who studied political science and is headquartered in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and Paris. "The use of building materials in color and elegance describe humorous brand of Cain. Various ports of call is a long journey maps one's wardrobe and travel cosmopolitan formed to complete the look perfectly dandy free spirit .."

This production is based on a study of Kumasi, in Abidjan, which employs local women in uniform and sewing, printing and personalization. Chauvin Buthaud hope to develop a more formal school. "In the Ivory Coast, where education remains affordable for most people, our laboratory has been a professional development center. Benefits are fully
reinvested in the project. "

Mimi Plange

It is a native of Ghana, designers, California, raised architects and fashion before moving to New York, where he cut his teeth working stylist Patricia Field and designer Rachel Roy. Oysters in the boudoir Mimi Plange launched in 2007 and became known to avoid the seasonal trend in favor remained true to our double impact  Victorian fashion and African heritage. "They may seem contradictory forces, but also have a sense of old world craftsmanship and individuality," he said. He returned with his name on the label autumn winter 2011/12   the same time Andre Leon Talley of Vogue America took me under his wing and helped a wide Plange changed his views on the Fashion Week in New York, recently made Manolo Blahnik shoes lines the capsule and ..

For Spring / Summer 2012, prints of interest charged by the Herero women in Namibia have now become the starting point for a collection of very fine-collar shirts, dresses, skirts and trousers with a maximum daily sparkle in shades of pastel. Each has a complex whole that his interpretation of tribal scarification motifs found in Benin. "First of clothes, many Africans would scar their faces and bodies as a form of tribal identification. This is a very painful process that shakes some people, but the beauty is in the eye of the beholder," said Plange, whose mother (a former model), has a scar on his cheek, for example. "I like the idea of ​​combining historical references in the clothing, we finally feel modern, clean and sober

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