Provenance: Liberia via New York
Who: Telfar Clemens
What: Androgynous (master) pieces. From hooded sweaters to low slung jeans, the seductive quality of Telfar’s collection is so simple and understated – it can easily be missed or misconstrued. Take a closer look, though, and you can fully appreciate the sublime perfection of a hoodie that transforms into a cropped sweatshirt and denim which changes lengths and fabrication.
Why: The interest in African fashion might be new, but this New York born, Liberia bred designer has been working at his craft in New York City for nearly a decade. It was almost surreal to see his aesthetic on full display in Liberia, but it was crucial in showing the full spectrum of African fashion design aesthetic.
Where: Telfar’s collection is sold at several boutiques across New York City and worldwide. Log on to http://www.telfar.net/main.html for a full list of stockists.