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Senegal's Diarra Bousso Makes Clothes For The Hip Consumer

Senegalese fashion designer and artist Diarra Bousso unveiled her Fall/ Winter collections for her two brands MINT and db.

Senegal's Diarra Bousso wears many hats: multidisciplinary artist, young entrepreneur, fashion designer, blogger, painter and photographer. As a part of Dakar's vibrant creative community, Bousso founded Dakar Boutique — a fashion house and art platform that features her two clothing brands MINT and db amongst other artwork and events. On her website, she states a desire to focus on three stylistic elements: tribal prints, colors and detail. Bousso recently unveiled two collections for both of her brands. For MINT, which targets a bold & hip consumer, she introduced the Tribal Equestrian collection for men and women — a perfect fit for the fashionista who loves prints and patterns. For db, Bousso presented Charme Glacé, which translates to 'Icy Charm' in French. It features a great selection of crop tops and long-flowing, high-waisted skirts among other delicate garments. Judging from these two lookbooks, the upcoming seasons from MINT and db will definitely be hot. Scroll through our gallery to view the photographs and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #diarrabousso.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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