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Flashback FRIDAY: Spring 2016 “The Ankara approach”

Welcome Queens, Pulled out an old YouTube video from last Spring. Ankara isn’t going anywhere. Enjoy the video!! xoxo CORRIE    

DURO OLOWU FALL 2015 READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION

The Nigerian-born, British-educated lawyer-turned-fashion-designer merges riotous prints with daring shapes for collections that transcend trends — and global boundaries.     “I don’t follow trends,” Duro Olowu says. “I’m inspired by the world.” Coming from a designer whose patchwork empire-waisted “Duro” dress has been a hit since its 2004 Barneys debut and spawned an ethnic-bohemian […]

FAV of the week: Yemzi

    Leave your “Made In China” wearable ish at the door folks— Yemzi has materialized itself as one of the next up and coming sustainable street wear luxe brands. Cofounder and creative director  Elizabeth Akingbade  studied at The University Of Arts London where she graduated with a BA(Hons) in Surface Design. Short-after realizing she did not want […]

African Designer Sophie Zinga’s “Elegant” S/S 2015 Collection

African designer, Sophie Zinga from Senegal presents “Abysssinia” for Spring/Summer 2015. Inspired by the old age Ethiopian Empire, home of East Africa’s most ancient civilization. Miss Zinga references Ethiopia’s  geometrical symbols and shapes throughout her collection. Its feminine yet strong,  Soft yet confident. The Senegal born designer has drawn her inspiration from her multicultural experiences throughout […]