EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK | Today, i-D and BoF are pleased to unveil ‘Fashion at Work’, a short film directed by Aaron Rose featuring members of the second annual #BoF500, including Alexa Chung, Carine Roitfeld and Tim Blanks among many others. Watch it now!
Kanye West will not stage a runway show during Paris Fashion Week for Spring 2013 as he had for the past two years. Representatives for Karla Otto, the public relations firm that represents West’s line, confirmedthat he would not be showing but didn’t specify whether the line would be discontinued. [via Fashionologie]
“With Miuccia Prada and Phoebe Philo, they genuinely just want to design their collections. They don’t want to talk about their house and kids and how they made it. I understand that so well. I’m actually surprised that so many people do want to tell their story.”
KISUA PRESS LAUNCH - NEW YORK - 4th September 2013
KISUA is a novel African e-commerce platform and design incubator, launching to the US and European markets. KISUA collaborates with designers from around the continent on capsule collections, which are developed and produced by KISUA. The designers themselves take no financial risks and are paid a royalty for every garment sold. The idea behind this concept is to produce standardised, high-quality garments that adhere to international fashion trends whilst maintaining competitive middle market price points, thus presenting African fashion for the first time as a staple rather than a seasonal trend or novelty. KISUA’s vision is to contribute towards building the African fashion industry by supporting and nurturing new and established talent, suppling the access to production processes and, finally, marketing to a global audience the immense amount of talent raised in Africa.
KISUA has a content platform which focuses on showcasing the most exciting artists, musicians, creatives and photographers from Africa and beyond. I wrote all content for the launch issue, and manage KISUA's tumblr and social media accounts. Read my stories here.