Tag Archives: Fashion
The WAZAL collection was started in 2005 by a fashion designer, AYISSI NGA Joseph-Marie aka JJ Du Style, who creates very chic street wear using noble and quality material collection, including first choice wax (African print) from Senegal or Mali. In 2006, he launched his first designs which are worn by some celebrities such as Singuila, Alpeco, Wayne Beckford, Romaric Koffi and Lalcko.
Corinne Monique’s designs are inspired by elements of nature and cultures she has yet to experience. During February’s New York Fashion Week, Corinne displayed garments that evoke exoticism of the far east; and is a modern take on an ancient oriental style worn by a warrior empress of the future. The Corinne Monique Fall/Winter 2013 collection is titled, ‘The Year of the Serpent’. Some of the fabrics are hand made by Corinne. Handmade fabrics are one part of the custom approach to the Corinne Monique’s ready-to-wear dresses. The collection was presented using seductive colors and sensual textures such as silks, wool, printed velvets, lace, and gilded finishes. Pieces of decadent fabrics are adored with mythical creatures to symbolize 2013 as the year of the serpent. The fashion looks were cut using ready-to-wear dresses, yet finished with haute couture techniques. “I design fashions for a wide range demographic. My creations are for the twentyish woman to a more sophisticated woman. And the aesthetic is more about what I would like to wear. But I have created full figured fashions for a local boutique in Toronto too. So, I like to keep my future creative options open” says Corinne.
|Edited by Thandisizwe Mgudlwa and Contributed by Design Indaba|
Featuring a diverse selection of objects, the MBOISA finalists were nominated by a mix of design journalists and cultural commentators in South Africa.
TeKay Designs Inc. announces the launch of Queen of The Brides gown collection during runway presentations in Houston and Dallas, Texas. The Houston based fashion design house specializes in unique bridal, formal-wear, ethnic fashions, accessories and custom jewelry. “Queen of the Brides” is a limited edition collection that features couture ethnic bridal gowns complete with jewelry and headpieces, a staple of Tekay Designs’ aesthetic. TeKay has been diligently creating ethnic bridal gown concepts that personify royalty. The inspiration for the Queen of the Brides collection are historical fashion icons from ancient civilizations of Egypt, India, Ghana and South Africa. The gowns represent women of power throughout history and are infused with cultural elements from a distinct time in history. The initial collection includes gowns named after Queen Nefertiti of Egypt, Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, Queen Cleopatra Selene II of Egypt, Queen Ankhesenamun of Egypt, Mumtaz Mahal – Mughal Queen of India, Manta Tisi – The Queen of the Wild Cats in South Africa.
Ready, set, strut!
Design Indaba FilmFest 2013 will once again treat Cape Town audiences to a world-class feature and documentary film festival highlighting the power of creativity, DI has promised.