Nigerian Label Weiz Dhurm Franklyn's 'Florisis'

View the new "Florisis" collection from Nigerian label Weiz Dhurm Franklyn for Spring/Summer 14.

Up-and-coming Nigerian brand Weiz Dhurm Franklyn finally revealed their new S/S 14 collection Florisi. Created by Wisdom Franklyn, the collection is inspired by "the Roman Goddess of spring and flowers," as can be seen in the floral designs. Photographed by Kellystrophq and styled by Wisdom Anaba, Florisis features a number of incredible looks and garments and stars models Sharon Egwurube and Maryam Momodu. Franklyn's vision is clear as he combines glamorous femininity with a hint of modernity. Scroll through our gallery above to view the collection and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #weizdhurmfranklyn.

Photo by Toka Hlongwane.

Toka Hlongwane’s Photo Series ‘Impilo ka Darkie’ Aims to Give an Insight Into Black South Africans’ Experiences

With his latest photo series, 'Impilo ka Darkie', South African photographer Toka Hlongwane offers an imperfect but compelling insight into the lives of the people he has encountered through his travels.

Toka Hlongwane is a Johannesburg-based documentary photographer whose work often casts a lens on society's underclass. His most recent photo series, Impilo ka Darkie, shot over five years, is Hlongwane's attempt to answer two questions: what does it mean to be Black? And, above that, what is the measure of Black life?

Part of Impilo ka Darkie's appeal is that it also documents Hlongwane's growth as a photographer. As the years roll on, his composition becomes stronger, the focus on his pictures becomes much sharper and a storyline begins to emerge in his work.

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