Varnanggall – ‘Colours’ in Tamil. Lavanyaa K R is the name behind this South Indian traditional wear label. She works with the unsung rural heroes of Kalamkari, Lambani, Ilkal and the weavers from most part of Southern India – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, making the products unique and hand made. Looking through the collection, you will notice the devotion to the art and pure love for the craft.
I would like to have all the above in my closet, and I WILL find an occasion to wear them to. This is Karishma Shahani’s Spring Summer 2014 collection. The Kaam Kaaj collection shows a unique form of block printing technique known as the Ajrak. The Ajrak technique uses natural dyes, which Karishma Shahani shows throughout the collection.
One of my favourite menswear label – Dent de Man! I have mentioned them some time back. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection, is packed with prints and patterns, guaranteed to give the wearer individuality and a presence made known. You will be oozing all kinds of self confidence if you step out in one of these, and the paparazzi will follow suit.
Ethiopian Fashion Week asked NOT JUST A LABEL to invite one African designer to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a fashion show celebrating twenty years of African trade. Moroccan/Israeli fashion designer Artsi Ifrach, the creative mind behind the Art/c was chosen and this is a collection of images taken on his trip to Ethiopia, capturing the sights and stories of Addis Ababa — a wondrous city of eclectic beauty, rich culture and a burgeoning fashion industry.
Photography by Laila Hida
I have had a post on UDD, some time back, and I always come back to feast my eyes on their latest prints. The folk and tribal art gets transformed onto wearable art!
Full of life.