While I am still drooling over the Labour of Love Collection Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi releases yet another dazzling treat using fabrics from VLisco’s Delicate Shades collection. Below are some of our favorites, you can view the full collection here
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The Ozwald Boateng Autumn / Winter 2011 evening wear collection gives us impressive single and double breasted suits in a variety of luxury fabrics including herringbone, pinstripe and salt n’ pepper wool. The cashmere and merino knits add pops of color to these vintage looks. Very, very nice!!
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It’s always a pleasure to review a Casely-Hayford collection, the only menswear design house that consistently gives me butterflies with each collection. I usually do not cover menswear on MyBennuCafe but I came to the realization that Casely-Hayford is not just about fashion it’s truly a work of art. The craftmanship. The design. It’s impeccable! View the complete collection here
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The London based Fabryan label is known for creating unique feminine designs. The Autumn/Winter 2011 collection creates an urban glamour allure with its elegant silk dresses and gowns. We love the urban glamour allure.
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“….technical feats like this collection’s short fitted jackets, as well as evening dresses that limned the body to the hips, dipped to cup the bum, then erupted into flamencolike tiers of ruffles. All in knit! Sober yet erotically charged, they were looks for proper grown-ups—of any age. “You just don’t see clothes like that,” one loyal customer rhapsodized at show’s end. “There’s everyone else. Then there’s Alaïa.” – Style.com
Azzedine Alaïa is undoubtedly a master at his craft. His Autumn/Winter 2011 collection will leave you breathless.. I’m drooling over the above knit dress, oh Alaia!! View more of my faves below.
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Super Haute!! Ajak Deng poses for Dazed and Confused September 2011 issue
“The September 2011 Issue of Dazed and Confused features a large cast of top models ( Joan Smalls, Liu Wen, Alana Zimmer, Anais Pouliot, Marloes Horstsporting Fall 2011 pieces.) amongst whom Sudanese model, Ajak Deng shines through looking gorge in Gareth Pugh and Dolce & Gabanna in this mood-themed editorial [Collections] as styled by Katie Shillingford, Robbie Spencer and Karen Langley.” – FashionAfrica.com
Tori Famuyiwa definitely brought the drama with his collection as shown at African Fashion Week New York 2011. He wowed the crowd with red carpe ready gowns. View some of my fave gowns below.
Photo Credit: Kyle MacDonnell
Stripes seem to be a favored trend on the runway as of late, we have seen them in the recent collections of Aquilano e Rimondia, Prada, Clements Ribeiro and others. However, Suakoko Betty’s use of brightly colored stripes with African prints made the collection witty, modern & absolutely delightful. Every piece was wearable and could be layered or mixed and matched. This was obviously the crowd favorite, the standing ovation was well deserved.
Photo Credit: Kyle MacDonnell
A blast from the past/and a glimpse at the future of fashion is Ituen Basi’s ‘Love Series’ Autumn/Winter 2011 -2012 collection. The bold colors and patterns of the adiree, asa oke, and ankara fabrics work together to pay homage to the 70′s and also include her signature African print helmets. View the collection below:
Photo Credit: Photographer Moussa Moussa for FAB Magazine Online