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Dent De Man's Prints & Sartorial Elegance

This is British menswear label Dent de Man's African prints in their Spring/Summer 14 collection.

Since 2012, British label Dent de Man's sartorial elegance has made an impact by providing a paradoxical mix of the dandy and modern workingman. The label are experts in using Batik fabrics with Javanese patterns to create distinctive silhouettes with bold statements. You can be  fashionable, high-class and chic wearing Dent de Man's African prints. On their website, the label states its passion for ancient printing methods and a commitment to adapt them into our contemporary world. Two years from its launch, the initiative has been a success and their Spring/Summer 14 lookbook is stunning. The patterns are beautiful and reinvent the use of African print. It's fresh, well-tailored and the photographs shows it well. Scroll through our gallery to see Dent De Man collection and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #dentdeman.


 

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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