Provenance: St. Lucia via Britain
Who: Kezia Frederick
What: Button down shirts, skirts and shorts crafted in Frederick’s custom, colorful, vibrant graphic prints.
Why: Many referenced Africa in their AMFW collections, but simply said: Frederick did it best. The irony, of course, is that she is West Indian and not West African. Nevertheless, her color saturated collection was a visual pallette cleanser and a nice break from the Batik prints and waxed fabrics we saw on the runway. Even more delightful was her styling which referenced head wraps and waist clothes worn by market women. The recent Central St. Martins grad humbly says she ‘hopes’ to start her own collection this year – but her level of talent and caliber of work demands it.
Where: Log on to www.keziaderick.com to check out this young talent.