Discover the leading players of TNC Talk - Set 2012
On the occasion of TNC, Pitti Immagine presents an exclusive selection of African talents, some of the most interesting on the fashion scene and their collection exhibited during the Milan Fashion Week..
Rhythms of AfricaBack to top
Adèle DejakBack to top
Kenyan, Adèle Dejak has created a collection of accessories that blends the authenticity of traditional craftsmanship with the sophistication of design. Africa is the powerful inspiration, with its tribal costumes and geometric canvases, plus recycled materials such as brass and aluminium, used together with natural horn and African leather on necklaces, bracelets and bags.
Jewel By LisaBack to top
In 2005 Lisa Folawiyo set up Jewel by Lisa, the Nigerian brand that, thanks to the skill of a team of expert artisans, has revolutionised Ankara fabric, playing with the codes of ethnic tradition. Her collections all share the theme of colour, with strong brilliant contrasts for graphic and patchwork effect prints, decorated with embroidery, sequins and Swarovski. Sensibility from yesteryear blends with modern silhouettes in cocktail dresses, pants and miniskirts, for a new vintage.
MO SAÏQUEBack to top
With Ghanaian roots, born in Germany and at home in London, Afua Dabanka pours all her cosmopolitan background into her brand, Mo Saïque. In her shoe collections, the colourful richness of African prints meet clean-cut North-European design and craftsmanship made in Italy. “Lunar Eclipse”, the new collection, is the story of a rebel heroine who wears sandals with metallic glints, a mix of tribal, neon and rock’n’roll.
Okapi HandbagsBack to top
Drawing inspiration from the mystic traditions of Africa and its primordial beauty, the South African designer Hanneli Rupert, previously a painter in Europe, founded the Okapi brand in Cape Town in 2008. All the bags in the collection are artisan made by local workers in fine 100% African materials: antelope horn – the brand’s distinguishing feature – ostrich skin, kid suede and nappa.
Pearl XGHBack to top
Interamente realizzate a mano, le borse firmate Pearl XGH sono composte di piccole perle. Inconfondibili per la loro texture materica, dalle forme squadrate, hanno i volumi ampi delle tote e delle borse a mano oppure mini come la clutch Alexis. Coloratissime, guardano ai pattern della tradizione etnica del Ghana con un tocco stylish.
TebazileBack to top
La cifra dei gioielli Tebazile, brand creato da Elisabeth Dankaro, è l’eclettismo: nel colore, nelle textures, nei materiali. Ogni gioiello è un pezzo unico e originale, dichiaratamente asimmetrico nei suoi componenti, che mixa sensibilità africana e ricercatezza del fashion. Pietre semipreziose come turchese, onice e corniola si uniscono a metalli e talora materiali organici come pelle e legno.
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