Converse introduces Chuck Taylor All Star Leather with Fifi Cooper
In celebration of the launch of the iconic sneaker, Converse shot a local campaign with a host of influentials that speak to the essence and adaptable style of the Chuck Taylor All Star Leather. Lethabo Acid, Fifi Cooper, Alexandros Moldovanos, Shakeel Toefy and the Siebritz Twins all make an appearance, embodying the classic cool one would expect from Leather Chucks.
Created in 1917, the Converse All Star has been evolving for a hundred years while always remaining a classic. The All Star emblem, vulcanized rubber sole and canvas upper are known all over the world for their timeless simplicity. Now add leather – this elevated take on the Classic Chuck Taylor gives a nod to the legacy of the Chuck.
Nigerian Designer Deola Sagoe Heads To Mzansi
What a better way to shape the course of a modern woman?
Deola Sagoe will be showcasing her designs at the African Fashion International Joburg Fashion Week in October.
Signalling the start of a new fashion calendar, the unequivocal Joburg Fashion Week 2018, pioneering in luxury African fashion, is set to take place from 04-07 October. The Nigerian born designer who is known as a visionary with a unique approach to her craft will lead a showcase on 05 October, following her creative evolution in the fashion industry over the years.
Deola is an entrepreneurial success story of note, putting the Nigerian fashion scene well and truly on the global map. With humble beginnings, She has left a global footprint across the various continents. Deola has since won the MNET Anglo Gold African Design Award, she has also been nominated by the legendary US Vogue Editor, Andre Leon Tally, as one of four designers from Africa to show their work at New York Fashion Week.
“I often fuse African cultural style with a modern approach to design. I love the dynamism of creating modernity out of something that is steeped in history. I think it’s what gives my collection such a cultural mix.”
Her collection unveils the delicately molded, full flavoured persona behind modern women. It is imbued with power shoulders and super structured silhouettes which portray the solidly built and essentially rugged side of her persona, and with pretty lace infusions which give her the comfort to embrace her softer and more alluring side.
Be on the lookout for an exclusive interview with Deola Sagoe which will drop soon on zkhiphani.