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Loza Maléombho Keeps Surprising Us!

Browse through Ivorian designer Loza Maleombho Spring/Summer 14 designs, sure to be upcoming fashion trends.

Produced in a small village outside of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Loza Maléombho's designs and fabrics are carefully crafted with aesthetics and durability in mind. Maléombho is a special talent. She keeps surprising us after delivering three stunning and unique collections, all different from one another. This time around, she delivers a strong S/S 14 collection with bold statements. Maléombho knows how to marvelously bring together tradional African techniques — she's Ivorian — with a real modern twist. She always provides well-structured pieces and for this collection, there is a sense of vintage inspiration. The styling is part of the statement, you wouldn't necessarily match these garments or pieces together, however they all pair-up really well! If you want to talk about it, tweet #pretapoundo

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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