Duro Oluwo's Spring 2012 line. Composite by New York Times
As Helen Jennings’ new tome “New African Fashion” hits shelves, the New York Times talked to designers and style experts such as Duro Oluwo and Mimi Plange about cues from the continent popping up throughout contemporary fashion. Plange broke it down like this:
“I want to prove to people that African fashion can’t be pigeonholed,” she said. “I can compete globally.”
Check out the whole interview here
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Cool kids will converse about the “Afropolitans” movement at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum as part of their Friday, Late series on June 24, hosted by blogger MsAfropolitan. Fashion from Tiffany Amber, Jewel by Lisa, Duro Oluwo and more will be highlighted. South Africa’s Spoek Mathambo will also make his live LDN debut.