Thursday, September 16, 2021

#Editorial: Maria Borges & Ajak Deng Wear Bridget Awosika, Sophie Zinga, Meena & More in “Africa Rising”

As Team SPICE continue thinking all things ‘Fresh‘ this month, nothing will compare as we inhale a breath of the stuff, via Models.com’s striking editorial, featuring some of Africa’s top design talent on the backs of models Maria Borges and Ajek Deng.

Lensed by photographer Ed Singleton, the rich “Africa Rising” shoot includes designs by Kenneth Ize, Loza Maleombho, Meena, Bridget Awosika, Grey, Nkwo, Orange Culture, Osei Duro, Ré (formerly Ré Bahia), Washington Roberts, Tsemaye Binitie, Sophie Zinga, Almasika, Brother Vellies, Needle & Thræd, Nomad Vintage NYC, Nomad Vintage NYC, Omer Asim, Omondi, Post-Imperial, Richard Braqo, Third Crown and Tree Fairfax.

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READ MORE: GET THE HIGH-WAISTED LOOK!

The cool gathering of pieces were put together by stylist Solange Franklin, with Models.com having been inspired by their trip to the 2015 Lagos Fashion & Design Week, and saying;

“70 designers displayed their latest vision for Spring/Summer 2016 …and provided an eclectic range of inspiration and expertise.

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Coming back newly energized by the lush colours and surprising details, Models.com set on to connect the dots between the established and the new generation, giving a spotlight to a chosen few.”

Shot in a way that recalls old African portraiture of the ’60s, the model beauties let their complexion shine in the colours of next season (navy, neutrals, tropical orange and red) with fantastic finishing touches, including Orange Culture’s pouches with ethical label O’eclat, Kenneth Ize’s collaborative shoes with Shem Paronelli Studios and beaded necklaces by Needle & Thread.

READ MORE: ALL THE PIECES YOU NEED TO REFRESH YOUR WARDROBE

See the “Africa Rising” editorial here below and then share your thoughts on the set, in the comments box below, or online by tagging us @SPICETVAFRICA.

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Image source: Models.com

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