‘Confessions of a High Bohemian’: S/S 2011 Collection by Loin Cloth & Ashes- The LookBook

Tanzanian designer Anisa Mpungwe is the creative force behind Loin Cloth & Ashes. Her most recent collection titled;  ‘Confessions of a High Bohemian‘ was released a while back. The collection features floral dresses, ethnic prints, quite a variety of nude shades(which is a hot summer trend), dressy satin numbers, statement earrings and printed purses.

About the collection: “I have been Inspired by a book titled “(un)fashion” by Tibor Kalman & Maira Kalman, for many years now. They have such a witty way of showing how real people across the globe dress on the streets in an unconventional fashion. While also listening to plenty of S.E Rogie’s Palm Wine Guitar Music (afro-folk). I took a liking to the Ultra Feminine women in the streets of New York City – CLB red soles & the150 strut per minute – powder kissed palette infused with saturated blossomed hues, modern tribal expressions with drapery and cinched waists. Their confidence towards life was intriguing and something that I definitely see happening back home.”- Anisa Mpungwe

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28 Comments on ‘Confessions of a High Bohemian’: S/S 2011 Collection by Loin Cloth & Ashes- The LookBook
  • honey koko April 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    1st,coming bak wit a comment

  • bobbydox April 29, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    very detailed and unique loves it

  • Kathryn Cage April 29, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    What were those? Potato sacks? oh pls!

  • Faith April 29, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Mediocre at best

  • Ready April 29, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    So, I stared at this collection for some minutes, then tried to comment. But I had to scroll up again just to be sure. Yep….it’s still a ‘meh’. She’s a seamstress, a really good one, but a seamstress still. I see no elements of design or innovation here. Been there, done that.

  • Tiki April 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Some of the pieces seem not to be half bad, but the photography is so atrocious I dunno if I would wear them…or is it just me?

  • clairebaby April 29, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    very very spooky……really scared me -…..the models i mean……some cute dresses tho

    • alubiscuit May 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      i know…spooky! especially the model with light grey eyes – but i like the earrings and ruched dresses.

  • moi April 29, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    love the black dress

  • Me jare jos April 30, 2011 at 12:53 am

    they all look like student girls going to a night party, town…..even the hair…esp. the one with d braids. asssht!

    i mean,,,put a smile on ur face when needed rather than making the dress look sad talkless of the viewers!

  • amber rose April 30, 2011 at 1:07 am


  • THE AMAKA April 30, 2011 at 1:33 am

    i was only freaked out.

  • Obi April 30, 2011 at 1:39 am

    NOPE. Just sitting and shaking my head. I think the decor & lighting in the room did no justice to the outfits. You don’t shoot dark shades in a wood paneled room with poor lighting and expect the effect of white walls and bright lights. The models did not wear the dresses well either.

  • Bukky April 30, 2011 at 4:24 am

    loves the simplicity.They are so wearable.Loves the orange and blue combo!

  • joy April 30, 2011 at 6:34 am

    No comment! Ijeoma ijeoma try&post wat we wan2c naaa! we want fashion! arghhhh

  • anana prisca April 30, 2011 at 10:11 am

    they really look great, luv dem clothes…

  • pam April 30, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I like. satin, jersey and ankara. the satin looks like good quality and its very hard to tailor and retain structure in some instances and fluidity. well done. and the pieces can be mixed too.

  • marvel April 30, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    It just seems strange… But I don’t dislike anything about it. Weird came to mind a lot.

  • marvel April 30, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    The white flower fabric (used 2ce) can be dressed up or down. I feel the mismatched prints ruined the otherwise good effort of the tailor/designer.

  • Lola May 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    there’s really nothing special/fantastic about it. it’s kinda boring..

  • Afronubia May 1, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Not really feeling it. Bad lighting

  • juliet May 2, 2011 at 10:42 am

    beautiful models,the black one with braids looks like my sista.,the clothes are ok,but the earing nope nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Lola May 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Nice, but unremarkable.

  • jummy May 3, 2011 at 11:23 am

    not exactly bad concept but wrong collection name cos’ ders noffin bohemian about the collection.

  • jummy May 3, 2011 at 11:24 am

    love the earrings tho : )

  • awe May 4, 2011 at 10:48 am

    @ first i tot it was a picture of an african ritual….then i went bck n checkd d title n saw it was a collection…sorry to say..am soooooo not impressed

  • Shukulicious Shu-Shu May 4, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I see some unique elements and thats what i really look out for..
    At least a pinch of uniqueness before i can say i like.

  • eagle eye May 12, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I guess u guys do not see what editors or buyers sees in a photo shoot. fine d lighting might not be d best. If she has captured each model individually you would have seen how good her work is. I strongly believes she’ s better than some other “big name” in d 9ja industry. The fabric she put together aren’t easy to work with, yet it still came out perfect! I give it to her. Name bohemian might not be appropriate, i see African Mango and urban outfitter stocking her stuff. U guys obviously run cometary from a layman’s point anyway…..

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