Style

First Look: Tongoro's Stunning Dakar-Made Summer Collection

Dakar-based fashion house, Tongoro, shares its stunning new collection just in time for the summer.

SENEGAL—Dakar-based fashion house, Tongoro, shares its stunning new collection just in time for the summer.


The self-proclaimed "first affordable fashion label made in Africa," sources its materials from the continent and is handcrafted by local tailors.

Its creator, Sarah Diouf is committed to championing African design. In February, she wrote an open letter about creative integrity to fashion label, Yves Saint Laurent, after the brand stole her design during New York Fashion Week.

Diouf hasn't slowed down on account of the incident, her new line is stronger than ever with its collection of  awe-worthy bell sleeved tops, dazzling sequined trousers and many more fashion forward items.

Today, we give you an exclusive look at her latest collection.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Image courtesy of Sarah Diouf.

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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