May 19th, 2012
Okay, okay–so you know how I feel about vintage and handmade stuff–but every now and again, some of these ready-to-wear brands just get it right. This is one of those times. ASOS’s new AFRICA collection is redic. I want every single piece. Kinda Stella Jean-ish kinda Suno-ish (traditional African fabrics with traditional Euro silhouettes)…but all with a kinda ’50 flair and all very affordable. And you gotta love ASOS for going up to a size 14 and also having a ‘Curve’ Collection. Employing traditional East African fabrics, including Kitenge, Kanga and Kikoy, ASOS Africa is made in Africa, helping underprivileged communities establish sustainable businesses through their local craftsmanship. What’s not to love?