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Watch Daily Paper's Kuba Kingdom Inspired Video Lookbook

Watch a fashion film for Daily Paper's Spring/Summer 14 Lookbook, shot by Steven Elbers and soundtracked by Flying Lotus.

Amsterdam-based label Daily Paper is always at the cutting edge in terms of menswear. They have the skill and style to blend African heritage and contemporary fashion, creating effortlessly cool ready-to-wear garments. The brand recently unveiled a Steven Elbers-shot video to present their Spring/ Summer 14 lookbook, inspired by the ancient Kuba kingdom of tribes that settled in the Kasai region of what is now the DRC. The video stars a young man sporting their S/S 14  prints, t-shirts, denim shirts, classic bomber jackets, chore coats, and all-over embroidered shorts. The garments' patterns draw inspiration from the old civilization and boast a sharp contrast between that ancient influence on the printwork and the brand's modern vision. Daily Paper definitely owns a sleek aesthetic where old and new can co-exist. Watch the film, featuring Flying Lotus' music, below and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #dailypaper.


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