Broke Man Orange
Broke Man Orange
- Orange/Navy/Cream Peanut + Plantain Prixting
- Organic Cotton
‘Kofi Broke Man’ is Pidgin English for ‘John is Skint’.
Having become a fashionable and popular power snack when Afropolitan ‘suits’ stopped off to chow down, the connotation of ‘Broke Man’ transcended its origins. This design combines ‘Groundnuts’ and ‘Plantain print’, and tells the narrative of a Ghanaian street food found on every other street in Accra, Ghana!
Contrasting textures, soft V. crunchy, salt V sweet in this Uber trendy power snack comprising of roasted ground nuts and plantains eaten together, and the experience of the two are the deliciousness of this grab and go brunch.
Afropolitan Kimono EmethicaLuxury looks at food concepts translated into wearable fashion, in the Afropolitan Concept, creating diffusion range of nonchalant Kimono jackets with a slice of Afro Eccentricity!
Silhouette and Form: Afrocentric Kimonos focus on how dancers move. Cloudia looked at the practical Kimono and its easy to wear ‘one size fits all’ model for this collection. She looked at structures and how square shapes (Kimono blocs) mould on to round shapes (human form).
Prints Designs: Having found that Kimonos have symbolic elements and meanings behind them, she researched West African wax block prints and found that a number of them had names and meanings, such as ‘Ama Serwa’ (a small hot pepper); ‘Men Are Not Pillows’ and ‘You can't get good taste from the back of your hand’.
Cultures: These are most accessed through food, music, and clothing styles, researched the fabrics as she looked at culture, tradition and behaviour, settling on food as a universal language. On this occasion trendy street foods of Accra are used to communicate these in these Afropolitan Fashion garments.