Friday, March 12, 2010

ARISE L’Afrique-À-Porter: MOMO//PHOTOS

Alas, Arise L'Afrique-A-Porter has come and gone...but weep not, for we've got some photos! The fabulous folks at MOMO sent these to us a few hours ago. As always, we're really enthralled by the sheer talent that's coming out of Africa and MOMO's certainly one of the frontrunners.

MOMO's five pieces captured the spirit of effortless sophistication and charm with doses of opulence and all things luxe. Fur took its place alongside jacquard as ultra feminine cuts remained the focal point of each piece. Hems were short, floral print, metallics, and black stole the show and the pieces were easy to slip on and wear with minimal fuss or premeditation.

MOMO's latest press release gives an insight into the composition of the pieces, including key details one might miss by simply looking at the photos as opposed to seeing them "in person": 

Fati Asibelua’s capsule collection of sophisticated dresses speaks to the elegant, refined woman who appreciates the finest quality fabrics and finishing.  Staying true to her design aesthetic of mixing African patterns with modern, contemporary shapes, the collection is an eclectic blend of traditional couture brocades and jacquards in black and navy with metallic threading and a splash of pink.  The shapes are bold in graphic drapes with sharp silhouettes.  By contrast, the finishings are delicate sheer organza linings and silk georgette bindings.  “I have always had a passion for opulent fabrics.  For this collection, I have given a modern interpretation of a traditional African print with a very luxe result,” said Asibelua.  Audience favorites for this season’s must have luxe fur trend from Momo were the plush fox fur coat with leopard spots or the mink chubby with grommets.  

There you have it. Here are more photos:

[MOMO's head designer Fati Asebuela with her designs]

We'd wear each and everyone of them in a heartbeat! 

Many thanks to the fabulous super efficient team at MOMO! Which pieces stood out for you?


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