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Senegalese Designer Selly Raby Kane's Timeless Looks & Futuristic Sounds From Dakar

Selly Raby Kane releases Spring/Summer 2016 collection "A Day with Miss N'Diaye" and a soundtrack with Senegalese hip-hop artist Ibaaku.

Senegalese designer Selly Raby Kane recently unveiled the Spring/Summer 2016 collection for her eponymous brand, as well as a soundtrack for her pop-art-infused Alien Cartoon collection.


Founded in 2008, the Dakar-based fashion label combines art and fashion to create innovative, yet elegant pieces. The newest collection, A Day with Miss N’Diaye, is a timeless combination of colorful innocence and structured androgyny. Check out the story behind the looks:

“...the Selly Raby Kane girl becomes a pilgrim in her grandmother’s house. She steals a pair of filigree Ngalam earrings, embellishes her collar, digs deep into the old Dakar, its Romanticism, it’s effortless style, its economical optimism, and the mythical elegance of the Senegalese woman. From tropical prints to fluid dresses, ‘A day with Miss N'diaye’ reveals stories that are still hidden in the houses of our timeless divas and blurs the line between past future and present.”

The new Alien Cartoon soundtrack is a collaboration with Senegalese hip-hop mainstay Ibaaku. He mixes sounds of swarming insects and cartoon sound effects with triumphant synths. The result is complex, futuristic and earthy. Selly Raby Kane imagines that the explosive Alien Cartoon cosmos look and sound like a future Dakar.

For more, head to SRK's official website. Keep up with the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

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