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NYFW- The Mimi Plange Show

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Mimi Plange is an architect turned fashion designer. These fashions represent her 5th year collection.

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Afrikanus by Rui Lopes at Swahili Fashion Week 2014

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Despite seeing this collection on many runways, it is always refreshing to see his beautiful print garments again. This time it seems we are being introduced to beautiful white gowns with print bands that are just amazing. Great work… I love Afrikanus and hope you do to.

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Nigerian Fashion Label Mohanista Presents it’s Debut Collection Inspired by the Theory of Evolution

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Mohanista is a well known fashion brand which is based in Nigeria. The high street label is outrightly owned by siblings Moha-Lami and Habiba Lolade Audu, their debut collection is inspired by the theory of evolution, which is seen in the way and manner the pieces are styled and created, the wearable dresses have got to be fine and really structured.

The designers made use of floral prints as well as monochrome stripes and contrasted effectively to bring out the beauty in this fabulous collection. The collection which is basically feminine encapsulates “voluminous wide legged pants, print kimono, form fitting straight lined dress with the plunging neckline”.

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Stéphane Rolland Couture Fall 2014 Collection

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Stéphane Rolland Couture Fall 2014 collection is amazing!! Enjoy!

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Nigeria’s Ejiro Amos Tafiri 2015 Luxury Resort Collection – “The Madame”

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The Luxury Resort 2015 Collection of Ejiro Amos Tafiri is out in style, this is a mind blowing experience, she has taken it to the next level of designing, talk about elegance that’s just amazing. The fashion brand, which is based in Nigeria has something to offer in real terms.

The luxury collection is a mixture of fluid silk, satin and lace. It’s simply stylish and feminine. It’s such a feeling of attractiveness and beauty!

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Credit: Fashion Ghana

Alexis Mabille Couture Fall 2014 Collection

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Alexis Mabille Couture Fall 2014 Collection is beautiful! #fashionfriendsofTenaciousM enjoy!!

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Elie Saab Couture Fall 2014 Collection

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Elie Saab presented a jaw dropping, red carpet worthy couture collection for fall 2014. Enjoy!

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Rami Kadi F/W 2013-14 Haute Couture

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Gorgeous collection for Fall/Winter 2014!

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Standing On Their Shoulders – Zelda Wynn Valdes

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You may not have heard of Zelda Wynn Valdes, but you’ve certainly seen her designs. The fashion designer is credited with creating the original Playboy bunny costume. The work of the trailblazing fashion designer/entrepreneur highlighted the coveted hour-glass figure in the 1940s and 1950s.

In 1948, was the first Black designer to open up her own shop on Broadway. Valdes created gorgeous gowns many stars like Mae West, Joyce Bryant, Josephine Baker, Gladys Knight, Sarah Vaughan, Dorothy Dandridge, Ella Fitzgerald and countless others.

Later in her life, she created costumes for the Dance Theater of Harlem, and Zelda Wynn Valdes also helped found the National Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers. She died in 2001 at age 96.

Check out some of her work.

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