Farai fashions the Desert – NYFW SS 2012

Zimbabwe-born, UK-raised, US-based designer Farai Simoyi is one of the first African designers I met when I got to New York a few months ago, and she’s become someone to keep a close eye on as she makes her way up the fashion ladder. Hailed as both “Next Best Designer” by and “BreakOut Designer” by Time Out New York, Farai is attracting the right kind of attention as she does so.

The theme of Desert Oasis was brought to the Farai Simoyi runway in Saturday’s show, through the camel and sand tones she used for this collection. Embodying a sense of thriving in a harsh environment, the collection focussed on flowing but structured kaftans, rouged flower details, lace swimsuits and some striking prints, which, as we’ve seen coming out of other shows, is a great trend to be taking note of for the coming season.

More on Farai Simoyi here and here.


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