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Video: Clothes For 'The Modern Tribal Pop Man'


We don't know what we love more about this new collection by Ivorian clothiers LaurenceAirline, the lookbook-ish video shot in Abidjan (above) or the actual clothes. The collection is a mix of chambray, poplin, and printed waxed cottons for the "modern tribal pop man." We're not exactly sure what that means, but we're open to this simple and beautiful re-appropriation of "tribal." We also appreciate that the collection creates jobs in Abidjan where the clothes are made.

via The Fader.

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