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ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: MOMO

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This collection for MOMO (headed by designer, Fati Asibelua) was centered on showcasing her love for opulent fabrics. She explores traditional couture brocades, jacquards and silk to create delicate textured  pieces with a leopard print fox fur coat in the mix, organza linings and silk georgette bindings.

Opting for a sharp silhouette in black and navy blue, she adds a splash of colour with pink and a feminine allure with the floral accented pieces. She makes an effort to transform the fabrics into contemporary mainstream designs by featuring easy- to- wear cocktail dresses in this collection, which are glamorized by the fabric mixes and detailing on the bodice and skirts and a fur coat , which was definitely an  interesting addition to her collection.

With this collection, I sense her desire to appeal to a wider range of people and cultures ,but at the same time, she tries to ensure that each piece still reflects its African roots.

The collection is simple, and its message its clear; she celebrates the richness of  fabrics by presenting a collection that embodies an eclectic blend of textures with her individual interpretation of traditional African print.

My favourite piece in this collection is the the Little Black Dress. I love the dramatic details surrounding the shoulders, the contrast of a plunging neckline with a long-sleeve. It’s one piece that  stands out in this collection; lovely textures; and a flattering cut!

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