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The Stylish Side of Knitwear! View the “Chiaroscuro” Collection from Ghana’s Korlekie



Korlekie Autumn Winter 2014 Collection - BellaNaija - April2014007

One of the many qualities that define amazing designers is being able to make great pieces from just about anything. Today, Ghanaian designer Beatrice Korlekie Newman, Creative Director and Owner of accessories & clothing brand Korlekie is showing us just how fabulous knitwear can be.

For her “Chiaroscuro” collection, she takes a dive into the monochromatic world. Playing with light and dark shades, the brand centres the collection on plunging necklines, shimmering underlays and suggestive layered fabric that hint at the feminine forms beneath the clothes surface.

The brand already has a cult following that include A-List names like Rita Ora, Alesha Dixon, Anna Friel, Ellie Goulding and Paloma Faith as well as features in Elle, and Dazed Magazine.

Check out the collection.

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Photo Credit
Photography: Anomalous Visuals
Model: Sema-Tawi @ GTM Models
Makeup Artist: Aga Dobosz
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  1. luPETER

    April 6, 2014 at 8:13 am

    love it

  2. zizi

    April 6, 2014 at 8:16 am


  3. Lola A

    April 6, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Beautiful. Very creative. Nigerian designers, PAY ATTENTION!

  4. Sharon

    April 6, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Waooo unique designs. good job

  5. Layo

    April 6, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Knitwear like I’ve never see it before. …so very wearable. ..big ups to the designer

  6. Gina

    April 6, 2014 at 10:35 am


  7. Rhoda

    April 6, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Wow! The manipulation of knit into fabulous pieces is commendable. Love this collection. Sadly, I wont be able to wear it here in naija.

  8. reflection

    April 6, 2014 at 11:11 am

    this makes sense

  9. Nnenna

    April 6, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Love it!!!:-*

  10. ll

    April 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    love the midi dresses!

  11. polished crown

    April 6, 2014 at 2:38 pm


  12. Akpeno

    April 6, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Kai I wish I had the body to rock the dresses they are actually really beautiful… Some need lining though and that’s easily fixed.

    • Linda

      April 6, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      I’ve seen these pieces up close and they are definitely lined except the jumpers of course. The designer opted for a beautiful gold lace fabric which gives the illusion of demureness but is actually concealed. You people should really see pieces first before jumping to conclusions!

    • Akpeno

      April 7, 2014 at 3:25 am

      No need to get your panties in a bunch! They look like they’re not lined since it’s INTERNET what I see is what I comment on… Oh and fyi demure means conservative…. So an illusion of demurness does not make sense in your statement… I actually was complimenting the designs LINDA, RELAX!

    • Iris

      April 7, 2014 at 5:51 am

      But all we have to go on are the pictures so the argument about seeing the pieces first is not valid. If the designer wants us to physically see the pieces first before concluding then there’s no point posting them online.

  13. Poison ivy

    April 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Knitted gowns & tops….Not bad#iwillrockthat.

  14. Dlapikin

    April 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    the dresses are cool but that model looks like somebody gave her a bitter pill.

    • Banti

      April 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      @Dlapikin,thanks for noticing it too.She need to loosen up.

  15. me

    April 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    lots of ghanaian designers been showcased here do have really nice dresses! if I wear the first one !! chaiii.

  16. Bukky

    April 6, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I think they are lovely, but on the wrong body though.

  17. lola

    April 6, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Wow! Real 9c, thumbs up

  18. eby

    April 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    1, 6, 7, &10….nice


    April 6, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I am a big fan of knitwear and these are very flattering pieces. I like a lot.

  20. myself

    April 6, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    beautiful collection

  21. Anonymous

    April 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm


  22. Asgrl

    April 7, 2014 at 2:37 am

    I think I just *sexual expletive bleeped*

  23. Feirooz

    April 7, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Very creative

  24. Igbeyinadun

    April 7, 2014 at 11:01 am

    The model is so pretty but that her hair sha…

  25. Akua

    April 7, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Lovely pieces

  26. InCotonou

    April 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    One word. Original! About time African designers started playing around with other types of fabric.

  27. Chu-Chu

    April 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm


  28. lilky

    April 10, 2014 at 2:39 am

    wow 2 ghanian designers

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