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Geometric Menswear With An African Feel: Chelsea Bravo

This is about African menswear label Chelsea Bravo's new collection, inspired by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami.

"My influences stem from my emotions, feelings and a desire to express an idea. I love draping, which is developing garments on a mannequin, and I really enjoy working with shapes, playing with cut and creating garments unconventionally. This element to my design ethos is a constant stimulus to new collections and an inspiration." Chelsea Bravo in an interview with The Fashion Potential.


Emerging menswear brand Chelsea Bravo made our eyes sparkle with its vision and creativity. Inspired by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, designer Chelsea Bravo's latest collection Dysfunction boasts a geometric touch and an African feel. Loose and oversized pieces combine with well-fitted designs; some of them resemble a modern boubou — the traditional, flowing wide-sleeved dresses worn by men, mostly in West Africa. Innovative and contemporary, we love the contrast between plain natural colors (white, grey, beige, blue) and bold structured shapes.  "A collection inspired by dysfunctional emotion, geometric architecture and central African dress.​" Chelsea Bravo is definitely a menswear fashion visionary and we'll be keeping an eye on her next projects.

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There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

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