Started On :: 09/08/2012 - Ended On :: 09/09/2012
Adebayo Jones totally rocked my Louboutins silly and took the red out of my soles. His collection for the grand finale of Africa Fashion Week London 2012 made me yearn for a silhouette that defied human definition of perfection [Naomi & Giselle would not be able to hold a candle]. Utter scrumptiousness that oozed chic and sexuality – a lethal combination I dare say in this current climate of 50 shades, his bedazzling collection of metallic impressions and flirty see through chiffony fabrics paid homage to the female form in the most complimentary of manner(s). Not for skinny minnies or those of a faint heart – definitely vital staples for any worthy fashionista’s diva wardrobe.
Afro Fanatic had me bug-eyed with her risqué and brave adventure with African fabrics and once again chiffons. Proving that African fabrics has got versatility and can be mixed with a blend of textures- this diva brought Africa couture into the 21st century. Funky, retro- modern and worthy of a second glance by Afrocentric divas – your fro’ will definitely sizzle with your jiggle [note - not that seen under the translucent garments.]
Madonna will be wailing in her Bikram yoga room, Cyndi Lauper crying into her glass of bourbon and Boy George scaring babies with his tear stained panda eyes, when they realise that 80’s fashion boat missed the infusion of African print into their 80’s disco clobber. Designer Green Mamba did the impossible and revived 80’s fashion for ‘the now’. Totally loving the rock chic [with a good dollop of boho vibe for good measure] collection – there are good currency signs in the air for this brand as they led and didn’t follow. A welcome revival for the sore eyes of the fashion weary.
On hearing the name Patience Please, my first thought was that the designer was a lazy bugger that couldn’t be bothered to finish her collection in time! But lo & behold, when the first model strutted her pert derrière into the catwalk, it all made sense. The label name is obviously addressing the male, and if so inclined females with an ardent desire to rip the lingerie off their paramours’ bodies, African print has gone lingerie chocolatah hot! *Totes adore*.
Uber Collective rocked out a collection of designs by the three finalists who were shortlisted for the grand finale of the Uber Africa Unmasked brand TV series, which seeks to find the next best African inspired designer. Which design was hotter - I was hard pressed too, stumped in the best possible way. ALL totally gorgeous x.