Saturday, 18 May 2013


As I grow in my knowledge of fashion, art, design and all things nice I have noticed a real invested interest in African designers who use African print or garments in a modern way. Despite the fact that I feel the 'print thing' might be slightly overdone,  designers like Maki Oh and Ituen Basi are fast becoming my favorites and I think I am about to add Laurenceairline to this list of African-design-inspired-awesomeness.  
Laurencairline is a menswear fashion label that dedicates itself to portraying the ideal image of the modern African; alternating its home between Abidjan and Paris helps in creating garments that possess  the perfect balance between the sophisticated tautness of Europe and the brash boldness of Africa. 

Designer of Laurence Airline Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud recently did an interview for the folks at the Diesel + Edun project and in it she describes (in her really cool slightly bent, french accent laden English) that she tries to "connect Europe with Cote d'Ivoire and...uhhh...yeah I make something like ...uuhhh...made in Africa but [can] travel all round the world" , and dammit  I couldn't have said it better myself. 

1 comment:

  1. "What a beautiful chocolate man." I want the shorts in the first shot.