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Awale Studio's New Ivorian-Made Collection Is Giving Us the Warmth We Need This Winter

Check out the latest from the Ivorian fashion brand.

Awale Studio returns with their latest cultivated and crafted in Côte d'Ivoire collection just in time for winter slaying.


The Ivorian-based fashion house has been on our radar since they dropped their summer collection back in July. This time around they've exchanged bright and breezy tie-dye designs for warmer tailored looks that'll make fresh additions to any winter wardrobe with their new collection "La Bonne Ecole."

The philosophy behind their clothing is simple:

"Awale studio tells stories. Stories about girls and boys, clothes and everyday life."

"As always, I worked on basic cuts. Simple and very wearable designs, building an effortless and comfortable collection with a twist of chic, says Awale creator Jad Fardon. "All shot with an analog camera. Here, round collars, pleats and straight cuts go alongside t-shirts, sweaters, hoodies, and double belts, in reference to those teenagers who want to show-up in their underwear."

Check out the full "La Bonne Ecole" collection below.

Image courtesy of Awale Studio.

Image courtesy of Awale Studio.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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