Friday, September 7, 2012

LBS Runway Report: Arise Magazine Presents Spring 2013

The Arise Magazine Presents show reigns supreme as one of the previews I look forward to year after year at NYFW. Bringing talented African designers from across the continent, Arise Magazine's iconic designers prove every season that talented international designers of color deserve a platform to showcase their work.

This season's presentation featured collections from designers Ozwald BoatengGavin RajahTiffany AmberTsemaye Binitie, and Maki Oh.

Maki Oh showed an innovative collection of wearable pieces featuring a mix of structured as well as free-flowing silhouettes.

 Ozwald Boateng stuck to his classic aesthetic - well-tailored menswear separates in intriguing fabrics and detailing that bring a fresh twist to the classic suit. 

Tiffany Amber showed a collection of well curated prints in silhouettes that work for all different body types. This proved to be one of my favorite collections considering how much I love color and prints. I also loved that it wasn't one-note. She mixed it up by showing well-crafted dresses and tailored  separates alike.

Tsemaye Binitie showed an eclectic collection - everything from cocktail pieces to ready to wear separates. The play on fabrics and fringe kept my attention.

South African designer Gavin Rajah showed a collection of embellished gowns and black tie looks fit for royalty. Sequins and laser cuts abound at the couture designer's showing.

Ozwald Boateng S/S 2013
Ozwald Boateng S/S 2013

Outside of the tents we ran into Project Runway alumnus Korto Momolu who looked smashing. Remember her?

Thoughts on the Arise Magazine Collective collections?
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1 comment:

  1. Awesome collection of runway... Runway magazines always stunning can't comment on that, there is no words to explain the beauty of that