African Collective Part III

Arise Fashion Collective
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 14, 2010

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Nigerian Deola Sagoe presented her modern, sexy and futuristic collection at the African Collective Part III at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2010. Here is one of the looks that received applause.
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Sagoe uses traditional African craftsmanship and fabrics but gives them a modern and feminine flair. Sessilee Lopez rocked this look.
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Sagoe’s creations have gained recognition by Vogue’s Andre Leon Talley, Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.

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Arlenis Sosa ripped the runway in Sagoe’s form fitting dress with lace and beading overlay.

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Tanzanian born Anisa Mpungwe started Loin Cloth and Ashes in 2008. The lines name comes from the Hebrew custom of humility before the higher spirit by wearing coarse cloth and dusting oneself with ashes.
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Modern beauty on the runway at the African Collective shows the new global aesthetic. Here a model wearing Loin Cloth and Ashes displays a traditional African gaze.

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Metallic colors with touches of blue were the theme in Loin Cloth and Ashes runway show.

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Jacques van der Watt, a graduate of Leggatts Design Academy in Johannesburg, created Black Coffee in 1998. Chanel Iman wore his design at the African Collective Part III show.

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Van der Watt has an eye for detail and intricate draping.

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This Black Coffee collection used modern, muted colors. It seems that grey is still the new black for Fall 2010.

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