10 out of 10: Vogue Futurism at Afrochella Competition

Serving 70s realness, this dynamic duo tapped into their interior psychedelic fashion for Day 1 of Afrochella. Nigerian vogue mannequin Halimotu Shokunbi (left) is carrying an ultra-miniskirt with white knee-high boots, a blue I AM GIA tee and a NOMÄ Cuban Key Necklace whereas socialite princess Fathia Nkrumah was resplendent in a two-piece floral print with butterfly hair equipment. (Photograph: Afrochella Competition)

Ghana has grow to be the licensed end-of-year vogue hub in West Africa, and the ultimate instalment of the Afrochella Competition was a testomony to the next-level wardrobe excellence on the continent. Hundreds of patrons confirmed up of their most interesting threads to have a good time the theme “Afrofuturism” — an ode to the forward-thinking cultural motion and a celebration of the brand new title of the competition, “Afrofuture” — and festivalgoers actually didn’t disappoint. Our SO International Journey, Tradition and Leisure Author Tenille Clarke was a specifically invited VVIP visitor on the scene and witnessed the fashion greatness within the coronary heart of Accra. With skilled recommendation from UK-born, Trinidad and Tobago-based stylist Crystal Ivy London, Clarke additionally introduced her personal Caribbean flavour to the style combine at numerous outings, by carrying a number of the area’s high designers — dwell, direct and in residing color.

Here is the SO playback with some seems that stood out on the two-day occasion.

— Tenille Clarke is an avid storyteller, seasoned publicist and cultural fanatic from Trinidad and Tobago who typically writes about her ongoing love affair with journey, leisure and tradition by means of a Caribbean lens. Comply with her digital journey @tenilleclarke1 on Instagram and Twitter.

The boys have been to not be omitted on the style entrance, demonstrated by this attendee in a multi-print set. He stored the look clear with traditional white kicks. (Photograph: Afrochella Competition)

Well-liked digital vogue creator Tenicka B introduced fuchsia enjoyable to Afrochella with this gorgeous Hadi gown from designer Waina Chancy of Atelier Ndigo. (Photograph: Afrochella Competition)

You possibly can all the time spot a Sai Sankoh set from a mile away and this patron was regal in a two-piece Scarlett Goddess Kaftan and Sadie Pants from the Sierra Leone-born, US-based designer. (Photograph: Afrochella Competition)

SO correspondent Tenille Clarke made a press release from the jet to her first occasion — the first-annual WOODXWATTA Competition — with a customized, floor-length jacket from Trinidad and Tobago designer Diane Carlton. She introduced the distinction with a pink leopard ponyhair Kendrick Trunk from award-winning NY-based designer Brandon Blackwood. “This was Tenille’s first public look in Ghana, and we wished to convey black-owned designers into full focus,” defined stylist Crystal Ivy London. “Diane Carlton positively is aware of learn how to make a splash with color, so balancing with a white two-piece was the proper go-to end.” (Photograph: Tenille Clarke)

Clarke took to the streets of Accra on this brunch look from Jamaican-born, Miami-based designer OCHIE. Her assertion Bamboo Spherical Bag is from Grenadian equipment designer, Idle Minds Collective. “The fashion purpose was to maintain a clear aesthetic for this look — cool, stylish and uncomplicated,” defined stylist Crystal Ivy London. “OCHIE is aware of to maintain a cotton look subtle, and the fabric was good to beat the warmth.” (Photograph: Tenille Clarke)

It is all in regards to the vibrant contrasts on this look with a Fimi coral jumpsuit from Jamaican designer Jae Jolly, a patterned crown from Trinbagonian Glori Retrofit and vibrant earrings from Assertion Equipment. “Solids can nonetheless be festive, and this neon coral was good for Tenille’s chocolate brown pores and skin tone,” Crystal Ivy London identified. (Photograph: Tenille Clarke)

Easy stylish was the secret for Clarke on Day 1 of Afrochella Competition with a full Fe Noel look. This sheer Sage Hibiscus Panty Pant and Rust Puff Sleeve Bodysuit from the Grenadian-born designer was paired with a pair of crystal sandals from Shoeaholics Jamaica. “A large-leg match offers an ideal silhouette, and viscose is the proper materials for decent days,” London said. (Photograph: Afrochella Competition)

This festivalgoer dazzled in an off-the-shoulder crop high and shorts in a teal and tangerine print. Her razor-sharp platinum blonde reduce introduced all the look collectively. (Photograph: Afrochella Competition)

This jade two-piece set was styled to perfection with an ornate necklace and fight boots. (Photograph: Afrochella Competition)

Mannequin Sakina Dabre was head-to-toe fairly in pink conventional put on, whereas artistic director Mohammed Black opted for a sand-coloured set. Black additionally selected to ring within the new 12 months with some daring equipment to stage up his look. Each accomplished their respective seems with futuristic eyewear – proper on theme for this 12 months’s Afrochella Competition. (Photograph: Afrochella Competition)

A traditional black and white print is a standout in any crowd and for this look, proportions have been key. An outsized shirt was paired with a crisp white turtleneck, and he selected a chunky black platform sandal to finish the look. (Photograph: Afrochella Competition)

Nigerian-Jamaican celeb host of Afrochella Younger Prince tapped Haitian-born stylist Joshua Damis for his onstage look. “We wished to seize the ‘Afrofuturism’ theme whereas nonetheless conserving him comfy onstage,” Damis mentioned in an Instagram put up. “The pinstripes [in the pants] creating an iridescent phantasm of color with movement was proper on track for us.” (Photograph: Afrochella Competition)

This trio of Trinbagonian beauties made the trek to Africa all the way in which from the twin-island republic with the stunner on the left carrying a cold-shoulder quantity from Caribbean clothier Kimo Ifetayo. She accomplished the look with a traditional pair of leather-based pants and minimal equipment. (Photograph: Afrochella Competition)

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