Cote Ivorian designer Loza Maléombho Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Collection. |“I am hoping to shed light on the talented work of Ivorian women artisans and be able to provide more opportunities to their communities.”
New York based emerging designer- Loza Maléombho brings African print to a new level with her unique and modern collection. Fierce, the best word to describe her collection. Her brand started as an exclusive business between her private clients. But this year, her brand is beginning their retail debut and have already started production and sales to small boutiques and some luxury department stores. So better keep an eye on her and stay up on her designs at www.lozamaleombho.com
“Loza Maléombho New York’s Autumn/Winter 2012/13 collection features richly structured jackets, long or cropped vests with curved piping,Touareg-inspired full skirts and low-slung trousers. These silhouettes are further dramatized with stylish turbans and dramatic backless dresses. We are using Kente Fabric which is 100% cotton hand woven cloth from the Akan’s and Baoulé’s tribes in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. You will also find Ankara and wax print for a culturally eclectic mix. As a designer and early globe trotter - Born in Brasil raised in Côte d’Ivoire and United States - I am inspired by multi-culturalism and the eclectic result behind mixing traditions and modernity. At Loza Maléombho we have worked to build a thriving community of talented women artisans who produce each collection in a small scale, ethically-minded operation in Côte d’Ivoire. We are committed to support the economic empowerment of ivorian women with Fair Trade wage compensation and development opportunities.” ― Loza Maléombho (www.vogue.it)
Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi
NEW ERA | Spiked Cap. Can’t get enough of spikes? Wanna have one of this? Click here.
COLOR BURST | Giza X Joyrich Spring/Summer 2012 Collection. I know its kinda late for me to post this. Abruptly, colors appeared on my mind, and suddenly remembered this collection. This was from Giza X Joyrich Spring/Summer 2012 Collection. Colorful, fun and hip designs. The multi-colored print reminds me of a stained glass or cathedral glass. The collection was so wonderful and stunning. Plus, Mademoiselle Yulia was one of the models.
LOOKBOOK | Lina Tesch. Blacks, spikes and boots. Qualities that best describes a rocker chic fashion style. But this gorgeous girl, Lina Tesch knows how to own that rock n’ role vibe yet maintain her feminine side. By the way Lina, is a 21 year old fashion and beauty photographer from Hamburg, Germany and she is currently featured on Lookbook interviews. By the moment I saw her looks, I can’t stop myself from being amazed. Good style, fierceness and attitude. That’s her thing. Cop her looks and be that Rocker Chic Mademoiselle.
Hey K-Pop lovers! Especially 2NE1 fanatics! I am so sure that many of you have already watched 2NE1’s promo video. The K-Pop quartet will be having their new single out very soon and they are up for their upcoming The New Evolution World Tour! The photos above are the lovely outfits that they are wearing from Jeremy Scott’s Fall/Winter 2012 Collection. As usual with more colors fun, bold and hip graphics that definitely stands out. See their promotional video here. In case you haven’t watched it yet. NOLZA!
COLOR-PATTERN BURST | Andre J. Don’t you love the prints? This eccentric look is from Andre J. entitled METAMORPHOSIS.