Designers, Fashion Weeks

Fati Asibuela at ARISE Made in Africa Mercedes- Benz New York Fashion Week Show (Pictures)

What do you think will define S/S 2012 for you?

A sophisticated and cosmopolitan collection with a distinctive African signature that appeals to international women.

What can we expect from your collection?

The collection thrives in contrasts. Expect a contemporary urban African mix of vibrant prints, contrasting textures and futuristic streamlined shapes.

Can you give us a progress report on your collection?

I am thrilled with the wax-print-inspired patterns and tie-dye mixes we have created. The results are lively and bold, yet polished and refined. I am looking forward to seeing the energy on the runway.

What three words describe how you feel as NYFW approaches?

A buzz of anticipation, anxiety and insomnia!” – Fati Asibuela/Arise

The Designer

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