Showing posts with label African Designers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label African Designers. Show all posts

Monday, 12 December 2011

Fashion Flashback

Anna Luks on the Road

I stumbled across this video clip that I never new it existed. What a coincidence!
Exactly a year and 2 days ago,  I was invited to showcase my work at the Face of Fashion4Africa model contest which was held at the Africa Center in London's Convent Garden on the 11th December 2010.
This was the first Anna Luks show to the public. 
It was such an honor just to be there with other fantastic African designers.  The highlight was when model Samira Hashi won the contest wearing Anna Luks.

Samira Hashi being interviewed by Sola Oyebade of Mahogany Models

Photos: Rob Sheppard

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Colour Explosion Collection

Previously, I commented on designer Doro Olouwu's print, which I though it was similar to mine. I hope you can see the resemblance.

Fabric: Silk Jersey
Model: Jestina George
Photographer: Sonia Marabet Sanches

The Motif: by Mbezi Valentine
Media: Oil pastel

You are looking at a section of a parrots eye.
I must also, give credit to my son, a graphics student, who took his precious time to design this exotic motif for me.

The initial inspiration for this collection., is from the Japanese rope bondage. The print is only one section of the collection, more is on its way. I will for the moment, talk about the print and leave the rest for later as I am still trying to gather this whole project together. Upon building up this collection, I looked at various things and one of them was images on the traditional Japanese silk printing, where a parrot caught my eye and sailed on from there.

I love creating my own prints, by doing this; I believe it provides individuality in ones collection. I also find it necessary to complete my creations by designing accessories, which you will see very soon.

Fabric, digital printed, steamed and left to dry.

This is the fabric, digital printed, steamed and left to dry.

Fabric: Satin silk viscose - Decisions! Decisions!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The Retro Look!

Doro Olowu Spring 2011

One of my favourite designers. What I love about this collection, is the simplicity of it, and yet very chic!
I have have two things in common with Doru; The style, and the love of crazy prints, to summarise this, I call it timeless chic! You either love it or you don't.
Less is more!

Mad print! Just totally in love. This print is kind of similar to my print which you will see very soon, just watch this space. I know some of you have already seen it, just as mad as this one.
Block colours is my trade mark I suppose.

Love the cut, and the clashing of prints, just super!

The bang-on Green is fantastic!

Totally Retro!!!!