2009 September 12

Arise African Fashion Collective - New York: Spring 2010

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(NEW YORK) Chirping birds and thunder announced the Arise African Fashion Collective show featuring Jewel by Lisa, Tiffany Amber, David Tlale, and Eric Raisina. A celebration of African culture through color, print, and airy movement, the show still remained faithful to the pulse of New York City. "I wanted to blur the line between traditional African culture and the sleek city girl," explained Lisa Folawiyo of Jewel by Lisa. Tiffany Amber favored painterly yellows and greens, David Tlale offered structured designs in sumptuous champagne and cream tones, while Eric Raisina, in stark contrast, provided a cornucopia of texture, print and fabric. Far from disjointed, all four designers joyfully honored a global sense of style, delivering a cohesive show.