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Caven Etomi Introduces Vibrant Ethiopian-Inspired Floral Headdresses

Lagos-based casual wear brand Caven Etomi introduces a collection of floral headdresses inspired by the Suri people of Ethiopia's Omo Valley

All images courtesy of Caven Etomi


Caven Etomi has shared a new summer collection of hair accessories inspired by the traditional headdresses worn by Suri children of Ethiopia's Omo Valley. The vibrant offerings from the Lagos-based luxury streetwear brand include citrus headdresses and hair clips (available in orange, lemon, and lime) in addition to floral crowns woven from chrysanthemums, spider daisies and African violets. "The Suri people engage in body paintings, elaborate head dresses and inserted lip plates as a way to enhance their beauty," Caven Etomi said in an e-mail. "We have reinterpreted this traditional head dress, giving it a modern spin by creating unique crowns, embellished with floral and fruit combinations, to celebrate and embody the spirit of this striking cultural group."

For more from Caven Etomi, revisit their Festive Spring 2015 tees, their Geometric Fall/Winter 14/15 Lookbook and the J.D Okhai Ojeikere‘s Hairstyles-inspired collection for their streetwear sub-branch, Kingdom. Keep up with Caven Etomi on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Check Out RIMON's Beautifully Intoxicating Live Performance

The excitement around the songstress and her ever evolving sound, look and feel is very real in "Never Learned how To Cope + Feed Me."

Eritrea-born singer-songwriter RIMON has just released a live performance of her tracks "Never Learned How to Cope" and "Feed Me." The Amsterdam raised and London based songstress delivered a psychedelically beautiful performance live on her YouTube page in such a way that we questioned our sobriety.

The session, originally performed for Eurosonic, acts as a rebirth for the artist as her musical and visual journey continues to evolve before our eyes—while teasing new unreleased music to look forward to. It seems as though those around the singer agree, as she was then honored with a Music Moves Europe award.

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