Social Enterprise Studio189, presents Fashion Rising‘s Spring Summer 2014 Collection, an artisan-produced fashion line curated by founders and longtime friends American movie actress Rosario Dawson and Luxury goods guru Abrima Erwiah. The new ethical collection represents a collaboration between artisans and organizations working in support of V-Day’s One Billion Rising (a mission set up to bring an end to violence against women).
Fashion Rising’s Spring 2014 collection is a celebration of brilliant color, artisanal craftsmanship, and the effortlessness of warm, sunny days. The collection comprises 15 looks in a palette of crayon-bright blue, yellow, and green, with touches of bougainvillea and lilac. Silhouettes are clean, easy, and versatile: kimono tops, button-front shirts, high-waisted shorts, and A-line skirts are designed to be mixed and matched; classic sun dresses, caftans and a flowing slip dress are sensuous and simple. Fabrics include crisp cotton calico (locally sourced), stretch cotton twill, plush cotton terry, and feather-light crepe de chine, all batiked by hand. In fact, each garment is entirely handmade by artisans in Ghana.
The collection was shot by Emmanuel Andre at Studio NYC.
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