London-based Sudanese designer Omer Asim’s new Autumn Winter 2014/2015 collection shows off his architectural training at Bartlett and the time spent at Central Saint Martins studying creative pattern cutting. The collection modeled by Senegalese model Kinee Diouf, features futuristic cuts and textures mixed with primitive elements.
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Jez Tozer’s film celebrates Omer Asim’s A/W 14 collection and features a performance by The Johnny McCullough Orchestra. The piece nods to the swing era’s buoyant, defiant reaction to the economic disaster of the Great Depression. It features Kinee Diouf as Cynthia, a usually austere woman going through a private moment of release while remembering childhood trips to New York and Harlem parties where she saw Frankie Manning and first heard the phrase ‘Put out the lights and call the law’ as she peered through the bedroom door as the grown-ups danced in the living room.
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