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TELFAR's FW/17 Collection Is the Definition of Gender Fluid Fashion

Take a look at images of our favorite unisex styles from the FW/17 collection by dynamic Liberian designer, TELFAR.

DIASPORA—Our latest deep dive into fashion from Africa and the diaspora brings us to Telfar Clemens, the Liberian-American designer behind TELFAR. When it comes to consistent, forward thinking style that's simultaneously cerebral, Clemens' brand is the one to watch.


The FW/17 collection "continues the designer’s starkly original, trend-agnostic, anti-identitarian, deconstruction of garments and their meanings," TELFAR Studio says. "This season, the body’s meridians are fault lines in which not only colors and fabric—but entire genres of garment can give-way to another: creating hybrid forms like puffer-peacoats; track-jacket-dress-shirts, wool-slack-pum-pum-shorts and cargo-knickers."

They continue:

"A jewel-tone palette in nylon, knit, wool, cotton, fleece and denim appear at times all in a single garment, creating a total-look that is impossible to place. Somewhere between Patagonia and Shenzhen TELFAR continues to visualize an empty horizon in a fashion industry where more and more people, crowd an ever narrowing aesthetic consensus.

2017 is a good year not to fit in."

Take a look at our favorite looks from TELFAR's FW/17 collection below.

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#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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