ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: Christie BrownPosted on Saturday, March 6th, 2010 at 5:09 AM
By Ijeoma Ndekwu
The collection presented by Ghanaian designer Aisha Obuobi was one of my favourites. Clean cuts, solid lines and that alluring touch of retro/slightly futuristic glam embodied the pieces in the Christie Brown collection.
Drawing on various sources for inspiration, including prime-time animated sitcom The Jetsons, the pieces in the collection are modern but the silhouettes remain reminiscent of the fashion of the 40′s.
The collection is coherent as one piece naturally diffuses into the next. She manages to achieve that sense fluidity as one skims through each piece in a collection. There is consistency in the cuts, in the communication of the theme and how it translates to each piece within the collection.
Apart from the cut which will be extremely flattering to the feminine frame as it made to accentuate her curves, the sleeves and necklines are definitely a strong point to these designs. The over-exaggerated pockets add that extra edge that makes a simple cut seem a little more complicated.
Each piece from this collection is very wearable. I found it really difficult to pick a favourite because I could so easily see myself in all! However, I am a huge an of the Jumpsuit! It’s on trend for the fall and can easily be dressed up or down with nothing taken away from the design.