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November 3rd, 2015

Loza Maléombho SS16 “Z A O U L I ” at Lagos Fashion and Design Week.

Loza Maléombho‘s SS16 collection is inspired by a Guro princess called Djela Lou Zaouli from the Guro tribe in northern Côte d’Ivoire. It explores the aesthetic of Zaouli dancers with fringe trimmings, bright colors and a mask figure peaking in a very stylized fashion within the structures of some of the garments. Zaouli mask dance initiated in Côte d’Ivoire in the 50s and was performed at weddings funerals and other occasions as a tribute to the late princess while celebrating her beauty and grace through fascinating dance moves. The tradition continues until today. Intriguingly the tradition requires the mask dancer to be a man and not a woman. So with this collection Loza pays her tribute to the Guro princess with her best interpretation of grace sensuality and beauty through fashion.



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  1. One of my favourite designer !

  2. bukenya

    love the details but should think of the east african market we love west african influenced designs

  3. Audrey Wood

    How can I purchase clothing by this designer

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