Can you believe we are already 25 days into 2017! So HELLO and welcome to our first blog of 2017! Everyone knows how swiftly January zooms in and out. We hope you had a great time celebrating the holidays and making plans, setting goals for 2017, and getting on with January as we have been doing here at BlackPhumelele Designs!
Talking about setting plans into motion for 2017, in our world we are working around the clock finalizing our five-piece collection, and also getting ready to do a TV segment taping on February 8th! It is exciting news all round...
We cannot talk about about February without mentioning New York Fashion Week and Valentines Day, right? So, we are putting together a private showcase for our collection of five dresses, which will absolutely leave you feeling excited for Valentines day, rejuvenated and craving for the sun. The line offers a vibrant palette of magnificent colors
that are infused with stunning prints and patterns to create fun and easy transitional pieces for both work and play. The inspiration behind the line was evoked by texture, architecture, and movement; the Illuminated sky lines that drape the NYC sky scrapers with vivid iridescent seams is captured in the essence of our fabric choices. Our dresses are light weight, fun and made from 100% cotton, and the silhouettes capture the ever moving hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. These must have dresses will be available in selected stores in Mid February.
Our fabrics host lively color spectrum, exciting contrasts and uses of clean lines to feature the women's silhouette in all of BlackPhumelele Designs.
We have Red etched tones with a similar print reminiscent of a tie-dye rose pattern that creates a subtle appeal to the chosen red panels used in the designs.
Our Blue dyed fabric was inspired by the African blue skies and selected specifically to capture the traditional Southern African motif of bright festive colors.
Also featuring a festive floral panel with a beautiful circular flower wreath pattern, this design was carefully
selected to accentuate the quirkiness of the collection.
Lastly, inspiration was drawn from the bold architecture and circular structure of The Guggenheim museum, our ultimate stimulus when choosing a fabric that reflected the same visual and aesthetic.
We are looking forward to keeping you updated with our journey, so stay tuned for our next blog which will feature actual images of our new collection.
Mood Board Images Source: Own Fabric; WGSN & The Web
Flat Sketch: Wendy Oduor
Illustration & Blog Contributor: Danyal Antony Sorel