The Great African Gatsby Fall 2017 Collection by Keem Harun is an eye catching combination of sleek African prints with dramatic American flapper details. The attempt was to blend two extraordinary but very diverse cultures and strike a stunning balance between old world glamour and present day charm with Great Gatsby style pieces that pulls inspiration from both cultures.
The 1920s, the year of the Great Gatsby is known for unprecedented economic prosperity, the evolution of jazz music, flapper culture, and forging of a genuine mass culture. Africa is currently witnessing its own cultural renaissance in music, dance, fashion and the arts generally. Characterised by bold, vibrant prints, laces, fringes, mesh and ornate details; these looks mixes classic flapper ideas with bright contemporary pieces for a look that hints at old world but is full of life as it is today. They went for a 1920’s American aesthetic mixed with new age African ideas for the entire collection.
According to the Creative Director of the brand Keem Harun-Adeleye,
Style is eternal and old fashion trends repeat themselves after some years the only difference in this fashion tendencies is their modernisation and innovative thinking incorporated into the production and presentation.
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Brand: Keem Harun | @keemharun
Photography: Emmanuel Oyeleke | @emmanueloyeleke
Stylist: Castle de Panaché | @istylebymaureen & @ireneposhh
Models: Adesola, Chinelo, Grace & Princess from Beth Models | @bethmodelafrica
Hair: Carlross Jordan | @jordanolu7
Makeup: Faraday Bettie | @looksbybettie
Props: Nwandos Signature | @nwandossignatureevents