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Hervé Léger At NYFW

Designer Herve Leger's Fall/Winter 14 runway show during New York Fashion Week.

This was one of our favorite New York Fashion Week F/W 14 collections so far. Okayafrica favorite Hervé Léger  captured his audience with outstanding designs. It looked like a female army took the runway by storm in his latest show, as the models strutted down the catwalk with a powerful presence. Paired with immaculate staging, the collection featured corset belts, leather jackets topped with fur, and feathers as sleeves, amongst other genius statements. The collection follows Leger's  previous one with another level of je ne sais quoi. From head-to-toe, meticulous attention had been paid to every detail— from the high long ponytails to the high-knee boots. Most of the dresses and skirts came to the knee, showing some skin without feeling absolutely out of winter control. As to the fashionistas who wore bare legs with stilettos in the snow... no comment. Overall, it was a great collection presented by a great designer  that'll certainly be a great asset for next season. Scroll through our gallery to above. If you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #herveleger and #newyorkfashionweek.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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