Edun takes inspiration from Nigeria
By Lizzy Bowring

New York: Edun’s Danielle Sherman was inspired by the Tuareg tribe in Africa and the result was a collection of simply uncluttered pieces. Layered silhouettes …

Sep 08, 2014
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New York: Edun’s Danielle Sherman was inspired by the Tuareg tribe in Africa and the result was a collection of simply uncluttered pieces. Layered silhouettes – tunics over wide pants, skinny rib knitwear over wide-leg cropped pants, short tunic dresses, sleeveless long line jackets – were all easy to understand.  Added impact lay in black and white group particularly the crop top trimmed with black leather worn with matching judo-inspired pants. The circles that appeared on large silver pendants, rings and belt buckles were influenced by designs that appear on Wanyugo tribal masks from the Ivory Coast and commissioned  from Tuareg jeweler Moussa Albaka representing both “balance and unity.” Sherman also used the circle motif as the basis for one of her prints, co-ordinating this with the clothes and the shoes that were incidentally, created by a collaboration with Manolo Blahnik. – Lizzy Bowring

Silhouette: Slim and Layered

Key items: Wide cropped pants / Judi-inspired pants / Tunics / Crop tops / Wrap dresses / Sleeveless longline jackets

Colour: Black / White / Cobalt / Red / Pale cream

Print & Pattern: Irregular dots / Stripes

Materials & knits: Leather / Satin / Crepe

Footwear: Coordinating print shoes

Accessories: Large belts with circle motif / Long silver pendants

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