Designers, Fashion

Lookbook: ‘My Heart Skipped A Beat In Cuba,’ the Spring/Summer 2017 collection by design duo Ife’s Closet

My Heart Skipped A Beat In Cuba, the Spring/Summer 2017 collection by design duo Ife’s Closet, features an 20-piece assortment of high fashion and high energy ready to wear pieces through a burst of colorful and rich vintage prints.

From slimline dresses and tops with exaggerated silhouettes to peplum and layered skirts and jumpsuits, Ife’s Closet’s West African epoch prints infused with the tropical vibrancy of Havana nights is the must have collection for this spring/summer.

Designed by sisters Titi and Tinuke Ukrinamemen, the UK based designers’ third collection was created and inspired after their first trip and experience to the timeless capital of Havana, Cuba.

“Cuba was a breathtaking experience of culture, colour and style that unexpectedly inspired our latest collection. Experiencing and watching the dancers in the taverns of the historic town of Trinidad, women dressed in Bata Cabañas and gélés in the squares of Habana Vieja to men in traditional Guayabera, smoking tobacco whilst playing checkers on the bay of Cienfuegos,” said Tinuke Ukrinamemen. “The more we walked the streets of Cuba making memories of each cobble and skirmish of rust and colour, it was with each moment that the collection sprang to life. My Heart Skipped A Beat In Cuba is a clash of twists and turns; it’s feminine and vibrant, mixed with old favourites with new dimensions.”

The collection is available at

The Kach Me If You Can Showroom created by US celebrity wardrobe stylist Kanayo Ebi now houses the collection.

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