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'Retro & Modern African Style' With Randmas

Emerging label Randmas mixes retro 60s wardrobe with modern African style.

Anglo-Nigerian label Randmas (Retro AND Modern African Style) adds an African touch to 60s-inspired wardrobe. The newly formed label consists of two sub-branches: Randmas Geometrics for dresses and Bila Beela for male & female luxury accessories. The brand plays really well with the geometric prints, patterns and textures — what we love the most is their lookbook that brings you straight into Randmas' fun universe. Scroll through our gallery above to view the photos and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #randmas.

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Thebe Magugu's AW21 Collection 'Alchemy' Is An Exploration of African Spirituality

Magugu collaborated with Kristin-Lee Moolman to create a '70s-style B movie called Banyoloyi A Bosigo

South African fashion designer Thebe Magugu has released his AW21 collection, Alchemy, and it is beautiful. For his latest collection, the 2019 LVMP prize winner introduced a redefinition of his previous work, Counter Intelligent, featuring embroidered chiffon dresses, pink blazers and cinched waist belts.

For the new collection, Thebe Magugu collaborated with the photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman to create a 1970s-style B movie called Banyoloyi A Bosigo. The short film, which is written, directed and photographed by Moolman, shows the power play between two rival girl gangs named the "ultimate midnite angels" who speak Zulu and Setswana.

The short film begins at the river with an initiation rite, then the sending out of the initiated woman to become a spy. There's also a love affair between two women of rival tribes that warrants a capture. Each scene of the movie introduces the fits to the collection as well as exhibiting the fluidity of the outfits.

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Mdou Moctar Announces Debut Album 'Afrique Victime'

The album is a collaboration between Mdou, his band members and his rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane.