When it comes to African Fashion, we can always look to brands such as Chichia London and Duro Olowu for inspiration. They stay dedicated to the African print ‘cult’ while giving us unique pieces which we can use for different seasons.
The Chichia London brand released two collections for their Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook. The ready to wear (RTW) made in Tanzania designs which takes us back to a fun yet chic fashion concept. According to the designer, “the 2014 mini collection titled ‘Reminisce’ recalls a sometimes forgotten time; ones childhood. The collection focuses on the idea of being grown up but still wanting to have fun in clothes and dressing up to feel happy, channeling a youthful innocence.”
Tanzanian designer- Kerry Glanfield recently launches her label’s (Nyumbani Designs) Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection. This collection exhibits all sorts of glam from the yellow and print’ vibe to the hint of traditional African Prints. We absolutely love this collection! All the designs in this collections screams SUMMER from top to bottom.
The Yellow Spaces lookbook was styled by Christine Mhando- founder and designer of Chichia London and photographed by OseeGrecaSinare. From buttoned down prints, dresses, shorts to dress shirts and bikinis, you are very well prepared for a ‘beachful’ and sunny summer!
Nyumbani design is a lifestyle and home ware range inspired by the beauty and colours of the Swahili coast. Founded by a fashion production and development specialist from the Cayman Islands in 2012, the label is a colourful amalgamation of her homes in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and East-Africa. Graduating with a first-class honors degree from the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2005, Kerry Glanfield gained invaluable experience working for high-end fashion designers in London.