Black Moors

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Variants of the term “Moor” have been used by Europeans since ancient times as a general description for indigenous Africans. Contrary to popular belief, the term is not synonymous with any specific African or Arab civilization, ethnicity or religion.

The artist, Christopher Wren (1632-1723), specifically entitled this painting, “Le Maure”, French for “The Moor”

The origin of the English term, “Moor” is the Greek word, “μαυρο” or “mavro” which literally means “black, blackened or charred” and has long been used to describe black or very dark things such as, “Mavri Thalassa” which refers to the Black Sea or “mavri spilia” which means “black cave.” Ancient Greeks used the term to describe the complexion of Africans and (even today, some Greeks use “mavro” to refer to Africans, although in a pejorative manner).

One need not be a linguist to see the word’s evolution from the Greek “mavro” to the Latin word…

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FERRAGAMO’S ACCESSORIES GAME IS MY LIFE!

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I think if I wasn’t in fashion, I would probably see myself as something of a loose cannon crushing on every second piece with a sensible story. Can you imagine it? “Hi I am Mahlatse James (The Third) and I just can’t commit to one trend… LOL.” So, in an attempt to self-restrict I had a wide –and lengthy series of questions (to self), trying to find out if these many loves of mine could ever be substantiated beyond the royal “ OH IT IF FABUSH DAAHLING… I DIE” and there is was, tucked somewhere in my head and heart, the Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2014 menswear show as presented in June this year, re- igniting in me, the type of love I just want to print out on giant placards and distribute all over. As almost every plasticising fashionpolitan would definitely tell you; there is no trick to analysing…

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Thorocraft Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

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Founded in NYC and currently based in California, Thorocraft is a brand known for combining modern technology and bold style with classic footwear silouettes.

The latest AW13 collection showcases exceptional prints and bold colourways and is dedicated to the individuals who express themselves through their style.

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The collection includes the office shoe, duck boot and hiker with faux-leopard/elephant skin, Navajo and paisley print,
alongside intricate use of quality suede and leather.

As in any Thorocraft collection, all the shoes are 100% handmade and made fom the finest leather, which gain the unique character of the wearer and look better over time. The signature Vachetta heel cap is evident, a traditional material found on luxury goods, and reflects the commitment to quality.The shoes are also fused with a signature “ThoroLite” outsole which is lightweight, durable and extremely versatile.

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The Thorocraft collection will drop at the beginning of October into Harvey Nichols…

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Erik Bjerkesjö Spring/Summer 2014 Collection | Stockholm Fashion Week

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Designer Erik Bjerkesjö unveiled his spring/summer 2014 collection during Stockholm Fashion Week.

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The Swedish shoe designer and Polimoda graduate Erik Bjerkesjö presents his second full men’s wear collection for Spring Summer 2014, inspired by the drama of the international pandemonium of the mid 20th century. A lush line of hard silhouettes inspired by outdoor activities on the Swedish island Gotland. New wave music as a movement and austerity associated with Ingmar Bergman emissaries. Post-modern craftsmanship. Materials such as exquisite tanned calf leather, Egytian cotton, cashmere and formed wool allude to the effortless elegance of the line.

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The whole collection is made in Italy. The colour palette fused by white, greys, blacks and inky shades further underlines the austere look of the range. Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (4)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (5)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (6)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (7)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (8)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (9)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (10)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (11)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (12)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (13)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (14)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (15)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (16)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (17)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (18)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (19)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (20)Erïk Bjerkesjö SpringSummer 2014 - Stockholm Fashion Week - DerriusPierreCom (21)

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Cheap Monday Spring/Summer 2014 Collection | Stockholm Fashion Week

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For Spring 2014, Cheap Monday plays with the idea of hubris and makes inflatable egos visible through an exaggerated silhouette and narcissistic graphics. The collection is confident with an in-your-face aesthetic and kick-ass attitude, channelling bold artists from the 90s. A decisive street look from that time period emphasizes this new direction. Seasonal key colours are black, white and grey marl, where prints play an important part.

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The Spring 2014 Collection consists of three themes; Exaggerated Silhouette, Fragmented Reality and Buffalo Riot. Exaggerated Silhouette features egocentric prints, intarsia text, fat stripes and contrasting silhouettes. Fragmented Reality is defined by collage prints, prints on prints, patchwork looks, cut-outs, large details and gold. More is more is the motto for the final theme, Buffalo Riot. Tribal style lettering in prints and graphics, a bright palette and colour coatings make up the theme’s cartoonish aesthetic and strong street vibe.

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As a whole, Cheap…

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