Colleen Morris was born in London, England to Jamaican Parents. She is very proud of heritage and of being a Londoner.
She travelled to New York and fell in love with the city, where she was lucky enough to work as a stylist at MTV in the early 90’s. It led her to style and design for many celebrities including Donna Summer and Vanessa Williams while working freelance at MTV, including styling music videos.
Colleen then worked in Television and film over the years in numerous productions as a tailor and dressmaker. Working on projects as Law and Order Criminal Intent, Inside Man, PS I love You, Sopranos, Sex and The City and Gossip Girl.
She now also costume designs, she designed her first feature period film called Bolden! coming out in the Autumn.
Ultimately costume design has brought her back to her first love, Fashion Design, where she has designed one off pieces for award ceremony’s for actors and actresses she worked with.
Colleen Morris debut her first collection A/W’18. at Prince’s Trust event in 2018.
Her designs are for women who are very secure and confident in who they are. They are sensual, grown up classics with a bold twist.
She will continue to work both in New York and London and be influenced by both great cities. She is fortunate to work both in Fashion and Film.
Lupita Nyongo shared a cute bag on her social media page, during her recent trip to Lagos. Imagine seeing the name of your hometown proudly flagged on a bold and beautiful fashion piece, and adorned by one of the most profilic black actresses of this generation. I fell in love with Kiki Kamanu almost inmediately. And wait until you see their Wakanda bags!
Kiki Kamanu, named after its brand owner, is described as distinctive chic. The brand prides itself in well-crafted, exclusive creations. For more information, visit www.shop.kikikamanu.com.
There's so much to love about this brand. I've shared 3 of my favourite pieces below- check out their website and let me know your thoughts!
#Lagos Fave Things Leather Trim Tote (tan)
#Wakanda Fave Things Leather Trim Tote
Velvet Appliqué Luv Lagos Hoodied Hi-low
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Actress, Model, Socialite, Fashion Icon and Fashion Designer Richa Kapoor is the epitome of classic fashion, in the southern Indian city of Chennai. Her brand (Jai Maa and Eagle fashions) represents energy, passion and empowerment of "today’s woman" to walk the red carpet of life.
Her style is classic, bohemian, funky and chic with a lot of appeal. She sees her creation as feminine, loose, relaxed, casual and charming. She creates timeless collections with an attitude, yet free spirited, whimsical with earthy sensuality, reflecting comfort and individuality.
Her creation is about mixing the old with the new, trendy with classics and vintage, with loose cuts, ruffles and layers. Her creations are often said to be inspired by nature and the fabrics she prefers are natural; cottons, cotton tusser, hand woven fabric. She displays intricate handwork in her designs which are uniquely embedded with handwork, beaded embroideries, rich antique pita and ethnic thread giving her creations a rich and classic feel with hints of retro and boho chic attached to them.
“I see my designs as an expression of my aspirations with limitless boundaries, always ahead in time.”
Menswear Allan Vos was born in The Hague, The Netherlands, where he later graduated Fashion Design succesfully at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After his study Allan Vos worked for theatercompanies such as Cirque du Soleil and Disney and designed for shows at Stage Entertainment and for Dutch celebrities for who he made private orders by hand.
In 2012 Allan Vos debuted on the Amsterdam Fashion Week with his first mens collection. His work is usually inspired by traditional or historical costumes underlining the sporty look.
He uses feminine shapes and adjust the paterns to fit the mens body. An Allan Vos piece is sporty with a sparkle. He is known for his sequin and crystal embroidered swimwear pieces. The designed pieces in the collections are one of a kind and handmade in the Allan Vos atelier in The Hague. Items are custommade or made by order.
Photo credit: Manny Fontanilla & Stef Lohstroh
Innovative fashion designer Judy Wu is set to present her Spring/Summer 2016 collection at London Fashion Week on the 19th September 2015.