Thursday, March 6, 2008

Chic Afrique

I see Matthew Williamson has finally gotten bored of pimping India and has now moved onto the tribal chic of Africa. As you might have noticed the deluxe boho hippy urban explorer meets out of Africa is HUGE for summer 08.

Matthew Williamson has created a 'vivid expression of the global fashionista'. 'An English rose who dreams of travel and adventure' as his muse, he's utilised African prints and African detail on his new collection. FYI, he's just had a massive cash injection into his company so maybe he just decided to get on a plane to Africa (the country) instead of using up his airmiles on Air India.....

I poke fun but I actually really like Matthew Williamson. he might not be the most exciting but he's consistent in his 'pretty' collections...and for a girl like me pretty will always trump edgy. And I like this collection. One of the best Chic Afrique I've seen from a mainstream designer. I'd wear A LOT of this stuff. You?


I'm loving that soft cotton tie die scarf. Looks fab with the white blazer. I want one. And FYI yes he did do that 'dip dip dye' dress Thandie wore (http://tigerbites.blogspot.com/2007/12/18-days-and-countingdip-dip-dye.html)


... I like the 2nd and 3rd in this pic. Its the scarf....


I love the skirt in the 3rd image. I wear skirts like that a lot. Love this print...and that bag in the left...nice.


Matty often does great belts and this Masai style belt with the yellow dress....I. Must. Have. And yellow is my new favourite colour. But wait, its the scarf again in the 3rd image....I really want one.



Very Talitha Getty rocking the kasbah in Marrakech...but I so want the 3rd dress. Black and pink are always a hot combo and the little peek of lace makes this damn sexy.

5 comments:

Ladi said...

I Like!!!! I only wish it was Tiffany Amber or Deola Sagoe's strutting down the runway.

Uzo said...

I like how floaty and light these are...And yes its about time he left India alone...LOL

Naija Chickito said...

it's amazing the way African/Nigerian fabrics are been used on the run ways of the world nowadays. I'm proud to be Nigerian!

Tiger Tem said...

@Ladi...true. I'll get my hands on some pictures soon.

@Uzo...moi aussi.

@Naija...Very proud!

2hot4fendi said...

Love the 3rd dress on the first row & the 2nd and 3rd on the last row (best)!!
The whole collection appeals to me actually, and someone has a scarf fever going on huh? LOL