A Little Afro- Caribbean Inspiration: Stella Jean & Ibeyi

Stella Jean has been on my lust-have list for a few months. I think of her designs as delectable pieces served extremely hot and tasteful. Her collections have just the right mix of flavour: Creole spice, West-African flair and Italian elegance. Stella Jean’s creations are a cultural mélange that speak to the future of fashion culture: aware, ambiguous, edgy and worldly. Let’s hear it for the new old hotness of African fabrics. Clearly, Riri agrees.

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I have to thank the Urban Bush Babes for this one. I was scrolling through my feed when I happened upon an image of Ibeyi (pronounced ee-bey-ee). These Cuban-born Parisian raised beauties melted my November cold heart so early in the morning. Their sweet voices, their Yoruban chants—enough said, just listen.