Underneath The Sky

.For the love of African Art.


Ndebele Art by Stella Jean for her F/W16 collection

"The Portrait Versus the Mask" the new F/W16 collection of the talented Stella Jean... My review

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Rose Quartz

new year, new color: Rose Quartz replaces Marsala...

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BOOKS: Cultivating my mind

The list of books which I have set my heart...

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Fashion by Ben Doukouré Foumba

Italy is one of the fashion capitals as well as the birth place for some of the most beautiful and intricate fabrics in the world. Maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but it must be said that in the world of fashion, quality fabric often rhymes with Italian make.

 For some designers, this is also a country of limitless inspiration, like the designer Ben Doukouré Foumba from the Ivory Coast, who thinks that Italy was the only place where he can learn how to make the perfect suit

My friend and collaborator Alida Vanni, to my delight introduced him to me , by sending me a video of his work that she made a few weeks ago.

  Based in Milan since 1983, it took a complex path while making many sacrifices along the way and through great determination he managed to enter a fashion school and to learn the art of being a Tailor.

 Curious and always in search of a new trend, he was able to define his style over time by making stylistic crossings resting firmly on his African and Italian heritage.

For the little bit that I have seen, this gives me one more reason to visit Milan and discover the work of this designer.

 Enjoy discovering his universe!

 by Melissa Zibi

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Coup de Coeur

Beat Of Africa by ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Alta Roma

Fashion Week Roma welcomed some great African designers & the designer Stella Jean s/s2015 to present their collections. Review!!

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“Patience is the mother of a beautiful child.”
" Bantu Proverb ."