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The Inspiration, The “Print Story” & The Muse! BN Insight on “Rhythm of Africa” – S/S 13 Collection by Iconic Nigerian Label, Tiffany Amber



At the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, New York with Arise Fashion Icons Collective, which took place at the Lincoln Center Theatre, New York, USA, Iconic Nigerian design house, Tiffany Amber showcased its Spring/Summer 16 piece collection – Rhythm of Africa.

The label’s creative director, Folake Folarin-Coker presented pieces with tiers, ruffles, the ethereal flow of romantics and the structure and glamour of the cosmopolitan. Just before, BN unveils the lookbook of the collection, here’s an insight on the collection from the inspiration, muse and all the details only on BN.

About the Collection
Tiffany Amber Nigeria tells a “Print Story” with its latest collection, Rhythm of Africa, continuing the love for print which reached its peak in 2009 when the label’s creative director and Founder, Folake Folarin-Coker created a capsule collection in collaboration with one of the greatest African artists of our time, Kolade Oshinowo.

The image from his famous “Women in the Marketplace” painting was digitally transferred onto the luxury fabrics that have come to define the Tiffany Amber aesthetic and resulted in a collection which sold out on the night of its launch. A first for African fashion, this collection aptly titled ” The Rhapsody of Art and Fashion” set the pace and the tone for all of Tiffany Amber’s future prints.

Speaking on Rhythm of Africa, the label’s creative director, Folake Folarin-Coker said “I have always been in love with music. Why? Because music moves me to the depths of my soul. The drum – the sensation it invokes in the spirit and mind. The beat – the rhythm has a different meaning to everyone yet is a coherent universal language. I thought…how can I depict the sensation of the beat, the pulsing beat of the rhythm? And there I had it…the birth of the Spring Summer 2013 Tiffany Amber collection, which encapsulates the Rhythm of Africa.

The muse for collection is contemporary, ethereal, exotic and bashfully sexy. She enjoys travelling, but loves the journey more than the destination. She is…a global style nomad.”

Rhythm of Africa Mood Board

The Prints

Talking Drum


Gan Gan


To view the complete collection, click here – ARISE African Icons Collective – Spring/Summer 2013: Tiffany Amber

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  1. @ajiriavae

    October 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I guess she is saying that the ‘accusation’ that she took the inspiration for the women dancing print from the Jewel By Lisa S/S 2012 collection is false. I personally don’t have anything against taking inspiration from other designers, as long as what you do with it goes beyond where you took the inspiration from. What is unethical is copying other people’s work.
    That said, I still think the similarity between the two prints is a bit much. But it doesn’t diminish my respect for her as an industry colleague.

  2. Whoa

    October 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Yes oooooo! Tiffany Amber’s back!!

  3. nems

    October 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    LOVE Tiffany Amber! Love the inspiration collage and the prints are gorgeous better than most random Ankara prints.

  4. habba!

    October 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    now this is fashion


    October 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    fashion meets class, edge and passion….inspired

  6. lu

    October 14, 2012 at 11:28 am

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now i want all the prints innovation meets creativity

  7. Barbara

    October 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I love Tiffany Amber and the transferring of a work of art onto print is genius. Copied or not, I like what I am seeing.
    Barbara (Nigeria’s no 1 makeup blog)

  8. Asiasands

    October 16, 2012 at 1:14 am

    there are tailors aplenty in Lagos and there is Tiffany Amber!

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