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Karen Walker x Kenya

Karen Walker teamed up with the UN’S Ethical Fashion Initiative to commission Kenyan artisans to make screenprinted & beaded pouches for her Summer 2014 eyewear collection. some of the artisans involved – machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers, metal workers and members of the Maasai group who create the beading work – are featured in the campaign, which was shot by photographer Derek Henderson (who also shot her previous campaigns).

Ethical Fashion Initiative connects the fashion business with artisans in Africa and Haiti. We provide work for marginalized people who have a strong desire to change their lives. We make it possible for the fashion world to embrace the skills of artisans in the developing world. We guarantee that every beader, every embroider earns not a survival wage, but a decent wage, which allows them to live in a dignified way.

the sunnies are, of course, rad (they will be available in early February) but i just love, love this campaign. and i look forward to seeing more influential fashion houses working with initiatives like this. behind the scenes images courtesy of The New Zealand Herald. Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya Karen Walker x Kenya

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Bumper Fashion Special No. 19

you know, i’ve been skimping on the bumper fashion specials lately, mostly because i haven’t come across a lot of summer stuff that i find very inspiring (especially since at least 90% of what we’re exposed to fashion wise is from the north, where they are now settling into deep winter – jackets, coats, scarves, layers etc). so if you’re a southern african like me (or any other southern cousin), you’ll be experiencing 30+ degree heat by now – and black tights are the furthest things from your mind. that being said, i’ve done my best to collect some summer goodness from around the web. note: i’m not counting the spring / summer 2010 shows, which i covered pretty extensively here, here, here & here

herewith bumper fashion special #22

lauren moffat spring/summer 2010:
probably the perfect summer collection

http://i.imgur.com/X6UhE.jpg

jeffrey monteiro:

http://i.imgur.com/IKNjE.jpg

marc by marc jacobs:

http://i.imgur.com/SOq3X.jpg

chloé:

http://i.imgur.com/nZebk.jpg

diane von furstenberg:

http://i.imgur.com/ea2vU.jpg

something else:

http://i.imgur.com/g94k0.jpg

state of georgia:

http://i.imgur.com/TafDw.jpg

elise bergman:

http://i.imgur.com/ZDLEP.jpg

stolen girlfriends club:

http://i.imgur.com/XOBxP.jpg

this is genevieve:

http://i.imgur.com/eAgPV.jpg

YTBA:

http://i.imgur.com/Qkwfz.jpg

arnsdorf:

http://i.imgur.com/4yvmN.jpg

sunglasses….
(step away from the wayfarers, people. we know you look cool in them, but let’s try something different)

karen walker:

http://i.imgur.com/HhUye.jpg

chloé:

http://i.imgur.com/ZkDbL.jpg

the sartorialist:
he’s been in australia, so some summer coverage has slipped in

http://i.imgur.com/nMt27.jpg

american gigolo
and for something slightly different, if you don’t follow café mode you really should – geraldine dormoy does an interesting series on the visual stylings in films she enjoys. her latest offering was american gigolo (which i haven’t seen because i don’t enjoy richard gere, but might have to rent now since it has the gorgeous lauren hutton in it). some stylish scenes….

http://i.imgur.com/7u8dq.jpg

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Bumper Fashion Special No. 13

bumper fashion special #15 – it’s spring 2010 time homies. some of my favourites:

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