All posts tagged: african fabric

Bombe Surprise

FNND is a big fan of patterned material and is regularly hunting clolour clashes and intricate repetitions. so FNND felt particularly smug when stumbling upon East London’s Bombe Surprise. Bombe Surprise was born out of a love for patterned fabric, culture clashes and London.Nina Ribena first gained recognition in 2008 with her label ‘we are all in one’ – specialising in playsuits, leotards and all things one-piece.  After discovering the brightly coloured and eccentric Wax Hollandais fabric in the markets of East London she saw no other option but to branch out into separates and created Bombe Surprise to showcase her line of clothing inspired by multicultural London.Bombe Surprise aims to not give in to the confines of a conventional fashion label. With plans to evolve into a source of creative content to ensure that this label maintains its element of surprise. find out more on Nina’s label here… http://www.bombesurprise.com http://www.facebook.com/bombesurprise

High life tailored

High Life Tailored was born in 2015 after Tom travelled to Ghana with a film crew and stumbled across the Arts Centre in downtown Accra. Filled with hundreds of colourful, intricate fabrics that reflect the vibrancy of the country, he was inspired to find a tailor that would make western style suits using six yards of local textile. Upon his return to London, and wearing the suits around the city and at parties, the reaction from people wanting their own slice of Ghana was too great not to set up High Life Tailored and bring the unique colours from a corner of West Africa to the rest of the World.   Returning to Ghana a few months later, Tom picked the initial 19 designs that make up the High Life range, met with Gloria and Israel the tailors and set the wheels in motion. As a lover of Ghanaian music, Tom chose the name High Life due to the genre of funk music that emanated from Ghana at the turn of the 20th century. High Life is …