[L-R: Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2010, Jewel by Lisa Spring/Summer 2010, Giles Deacon Spring/Summer 2011, Missoni Spring/Summer 2011]
Print. Fashion's most enduring narrative has taken us from Morocco's enchanting souks to mixing and matching polka dots and Ankara. Occasionally, the conversation enlarges to include geometric shapes, a mention or two of nomads, all things ethnic and tribal and a quick dash around the globe in search of wonder. We wonder - will Africa continue to be one of the spokes around which fashion's wheels turn? Can Africa hold its own in a sea of voices or will it ultimately be used and discarded? Will Africa always be synonymous with print and nomads or is there a louder voice breaking through?
Shop Liquorice exists to help you answer those questions and to come to your own conclusions, but we have a slight bias - we strongly believe that there's nothing seasonal or "in" or newly cool about Africa; the beauty and complexity has been there all along and has existed without our permission. We've only just begun paying closer attention. And we should.
Stay tuned as we attempt to give you a guided tour through an enduring, surprising and perhaps unexpected fashion boom.
Jewel by Lisa