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Daily Paper Shares Part 2 Of Moroccan-Inspired SS15 Collection

Daily Paper shares the Chefchaouen-shot look book for part two of their North African-inspired SS15 collection.

Amsterdam-based menswear brand Daily Paper have been known to blend African cultures with modern design. Their Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook, which featured a short clip with music by Flying Lotus, was inspired by the ancient Kuba kingdom of tribes that settled in the Kasai region of what is now the DRC. This year they've turned their focus to Morocco. "After travelling to Morocco for a photo-shoot in early 2014, the design team of Daily Paper got inspired by the culture, colours and fabrics of the Moroccan people," the brand says on their website. The result is a two-part North African-inspired SS15 collection of print tees, nylon vests, bomber jackets, rain coats and jogger pants.


The first part of the collection focused mainly on Moroccan color palettes and fabrics. In part two, which was revealed this month, Daily Paper looks to the ancient and modern Berber tribe otherwise known as the Imazighen (descendants of the pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa). For the look book they traveled to the city of Chefchaouen, the Moroccan region that inspired the collection.

The second part of the SS15 collection is available for purchase as of April 18th through Daily Paper’s online store and selected retailers. See photos from the look book, shot by Sharon Jane D, in the gallery above.

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According to a report from Pulse Nigeria, the "Soapy" singer and two other defendants—politician Babatunde Gbadamosi and his wife—were ordered to write formal apologies to the Government of Lagos, give written assurance that he will follow the ordinance going forward, and go into self-isolation for 14 days.

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To combat the spread of misinformation due to the coronavirus outbreak, users are now restricted from sharing frequently forwarded messages to more than one person.

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The app is putting new restrictions on message forwarding which will limit the number of times a frequently forwarded message can be shared. Messages that have been sent through a chain of more than five people can only subsequently be forwarded to one person. "We know many users forward helpful information, as well as funny videos, memes, and reflections or prayers they find meaningful," announced the app in a blog post on Tuesday. "In recent weeks, people have also used WhatsApp to organize public moments of support for frontline health workers."

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Here are some South African punk bands—old and new—that you should be listening to.

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Here are seven South African punk bands you should check out.

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South African Actor Charles 'Big Boy' Maja Has Passed Away

Tributes are pouring in for the beloved actor who starred in the popular South African television drama 'Skeem Saam'.

South African actor and former radio broadcaster, Charles Maja, has passed away according to reports by TimesLIVE. Affectionately known as "Big Boy", the name of the character he played on the popular local drama series Skeem Saam, the actor reportedly suffered a fatal stroke earlier this morning while in the northern province of Limpopo. He was just 54.

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