afrikanattire:

Launched last month, Wafrica — Africa plus wa for Japan — has unveiled a range of kimono handcrafted in an array of African cotton fabrics that would seem to be a million miles from the subtle silks more commonly associated with traditional Japanese dress. Yet despite the orange comets and flashes of lightning tearing across a moss-green background, and the tribal swirls in colors that recall the sun-drenched African soil, the prints blend seamlessly into the kimono form before they surprise Japanese shoppers with their foreign origin.

The cultural cocktail is the brainchild of Serge Mouangue, a Tokyo-based concept- car designer for Nissan, who joined forces with Kururi, a Tokyo-based kimono- maker, to produce the traditional Japanese attire in 18 African prints sourced in markets from Nigeria to Senegal.

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Serge Mouange introduces the WAfrica concept and kimono (Fashion show)

Le kimono Africain: Serge Mouangue TED talks

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omgthatdress:

Playsuit
1940s
Augusta Auctions

omgthatdress:

Playsuit

1940s

Augusta Auctions

Tags: 1940s

pocketlore:

machinery:

I drew this on my lunch break. Here are some others.

Still feels like just half an idea, but them is the breaks. 

them’s some wise lil’ pigeons

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blackfashion:

Isaiah Alan // Des Moines, IA 
Instagram: @isaiahalan
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blackfashion:

Isaiah Alan // Des Moines, IA 

Instagram: @isaiahalan

Submitted by: daring-soul.tumblr.com

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vintagegal:

Part of the Easter parade on the South Side of Chicago, 1941- Russell Lee (via)

vintagegal:

Part of the Easter parade on the South Side of Chicago, 1941- Russell Lee (via)

masalachaionline:

THE CARAVAN at HARVEY NICHOLS (part 3)

Last year, around this time , I received a phone call to curate the ‘Urban Contemporary' segment of an Indian themed  (The Caravan) festival that luxury store Harvey Nichols, Riyadh, was to host.

It was such a rush to be asked to associate with a brand like Harvey Nichols as they have the world’s most prestigious brands under their roof.

The process took a while , as the exhibition was in Saudi Arabia, that meant a lot of restrictions and limitations on to what could be displayed. 

The Urban contemporary segment was essentially emerging and upcoming , fashion, accessory and home decor brands. 

While in my experience with MASALA CHAI, I’ve come across 100’s of independent brands, it was a challenge to curate something for the Arab market , which had to be contemporary but also have a very distinct Indian flavour to them. And let’s not forget, it was at Harvey Nichols in Riyadh, so a touch of luxe was essential too.

Aesthetically , they had to have a crossover appeal to the expats and Indian diaspora of Riyadh , as well as appeal to the local arabs. No products with images of people, dogs or pigs were allowed. So on and so forth.

Contacting and communicating with over 40 brands was whittled down to 25 brands and further edited to 10 brands, that met all their requirements . 

I present to you the final cut :

In the fashion segment, first we have Ka.Sha : A brand that interprets the multi layered quality of India in a street style format. The garments are unique separates that are made from natural dyes . 

Next , Divya Anand , her designs capture boho chic with luxe. The textiles are rich hand embroidered pieces , that are airy and flirty.

Finally, Preethi Wanchoo’s Ek Kharkhana, focuses on reviving indigenous craft traditions like hand block printing , hand embroidery and fabric explorations. 

ambidexterous:

Fantastic hybrids of menswear and corsetry by Sylvain Nuffer.

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ceceisjammy:

boogiekun:

steampunktendencies:

Corsetry 

WOAH. LIKE WHOA THAT FIRST ONE. ceceisjammy

I CAN HAS! PLEASE I CAN HAZ?!!!!

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"I hate how the phrase ‘have some self respect’ is used to shame women who are comfortable with their sex lives. ‘Have some self respect’? I do respect myself, that’s why I wanna have a fucking orgasm tonight, thank you very much."

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mulberry-cookies:

Louis Vuitton S/S 2012 

mulberry-cookies:

Louis Vuitton S/S 2012 

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