The TALK PARTY SERIES

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The TALK PARTY SERIES

Come out to the TALK PARTY SERIES tonite as we celebrate TAWIAH’s new mixtape “FREEDOM DROP” with a listening session. We will also be premiering her second single, “FACES” – directed by Mantse Aryeequaye, produced by REDD Kat Pictures + ACCRA [dot] ALT.

TAWIAH wants to know what you think about her new album and video! We’ll have a Skype call session with the singer/songwriter in London and you’ll have a chance to share your thoughts.

As lovers of good music, the party wouldn’t be complete without the DUSTLYVE Booth’s Kobby Graham + DJ Kev keeping buttorses shaking on the dance floor all night. So come out and let’s get live together.

We’re collecting books to support the Community Creative Center. Be kind and bring a book to donate for this worthy cause.

GHANA Fashion + Design Week 2012: DUABA SERWA

ACCRA [dot] ALT was on hand for the first annual Ghana Fashion + Design Week festivities last weekend in Accra. Check out our feature photos from the show. We are ALL OVA Accra girl Nelly Hagan -Aboagye‘s super fly design line, DUABA SERWA.

DUABA SERWA: Arresting geometric patterns x Bright beautimous prints x Deliciously constructed feminine forms

Duaba Serwa – Ghana Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot ALT

Duaba Serwa – Ghana Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot ALT

Duaba Serwa – Ghana Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot ALT

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GHANA Fashion + Design Week 2012: SARAH DUAH

ACCRA [dot] ALT was in the middle of all the Ghana Fashion + Design Week fun last weekend in Accra. We took some great photos at the event and we would like to introduce you to a young Ghanaian-German designer by the name of Sarah Duah.

SARAH DUAH: Hard art street fashion inspired by wild bushy hair that is uncontrollable and all over the place

Sarah Duah – GH Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot Alt

Sarah Duah – GH Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot Alt

Sarah Duah – GH Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot Alt

Sarah Duah – GH Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot Alt

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GHANA Fashion + Design Week 2012: KACHI DESIGNS

ACCRA [dot] ALT was on the scene for Ghana Fashion + Design Week last weekend in Accra. We took photos of some of the illest designs in the house. Have a look for yourself!

Kachi Designs: Vintage pop art fashion meets bold sensual silhouettes [by Nigerian designer Chigozie “Chichi” Anaele]

Kachi Designs – GH Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot Alt

Kachi Designs – GH Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot Alt

Kachi Designs – GH Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot Alt

Kachi Designs – GH Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot Alt

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GHANA Fashion + Design Week 2012: LOVE APRIL

ACCRA [dot] ALT was front and center at Ghana Fashion + Design Week last weekend in Accra. Check out our feature photos from the event.

LOVE APRIL : Fresh new Ghanaian design label where funky floral prints meets Grace Jones haute

Love April – GH Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot Alt

Love April – GH Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot Alt

Love April – GH Fashion Week 2012 – photo by ACCRA dot Alt

To see more of LOVE APRIL in action, check out this recap video of the show and other cool designers debuting their lines at Ghana Fashion + Design Week 2012 (via our folks at FashionistaGH):

*All photos by Abass Ismail for ACCRA [dot] ALT.

HOODIE it UP!

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THE HOODIE – already a popular accessory in its own right – has now become a downright trademark.

Whether you’re making a political statement (a la Trayvon Martin), or demonstrating your artistic expression or just keeping it chill and comfortable, the hoodie will forever be the joint to rock.

Beat back the summer rain with these African print remixes of the traditional hoodie.

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THE NORTH FACE

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FRUITION LAS VEGAS

Okay, this one’s going a bit too far now….

DES TETES AFRICAINES/NURIA RIUS

AFRO-POSH DIGS OF THE WEEK vol. 1

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dancer/healer LYFE SILVA’s star trek, Courtesy of @stylelikeu

We go beatnuts for innovative style. And this historical moment is producing some really fresh and distinct African designers. Bold mod patterns, chunky cultural prints, vivid psychadelic palettes, and undeniable street swag are fast becoming the defining elements of this emerging, global motley crew.

Hip hop artist, @theophiluslondon’s bogga style/ @stylelikeu

Style provides an amazing lens for us to communicate and interpret our relationship with the environment, i.e. who we are to the world and what the world is to us. Style is a cool and critical feature of the African imagination. Through style we show our understanding of the world and our place in it.

Designers DYNASTY + SOUL’s Migration Fashion / @stylelikeu

There are some chill folk we’d like you to meet. Twice a month, we’ll post a style segment on the blog featuring fascinating Ghanaian and African designers, stylists, and everyday gamechangers who think deeply and creatively about style, identity and artistic capacity.

Take a look at what our antennas picked up this week.

GHANAIAN designer Ozwald Boateng’sI Love Soweto” photoshoot:

From the beginning I have always wanted to shoot this collection in Africa, and The ‘I Love Soweto’ shoot captured what I was trying to do so beautifully. Spring/Summer 2012 essentially represents a European take on an African aesthetic, and my African heritage coupled with the setting of Soweto really gave the concept it’s authenticity’.

To learn more about @OzBoateng‘s design journey, check out A Man’s Story (2010):

NIGERIAN designer, Andrea Iyamah’s divine vintage future collections, abstract sketches and natty blog:

Peep Iyamah’s DinMa Collection (“It is Beautiful”) in action: