Monday, August 24, 2009

The Afropolitan Collection

I'm back blogging for the meantime as I am working on my most exciting project yet! First, I'll start by apologizing for leaving so rudely, I'll be more civil next time.

Right now I'm working on my Afropolitan Collection which will be released by late November, and will have some pieces on sale afterwards! *cartwheels*

This collection is inspired by the Afropolitans who Taiye Tuakli-Worsornu describes as:
"the newest generation of African emigrants, in the industrialised world. You'll
know them by a funny blend of London fashion, New York jargon, African ethics and academic success.
If nothing else, the Afropolitan knows that nothing is neatly black or white; that to 'be' anything is a matter of being sure of who you are uniquely."
(Read the rest here).

For me, the afropolitan woman is sophisticated, fun, conscious, strong, intelligent and unique! She knows what she wants and achieves her goals in life. There is some mystery to her as she always represents her African heritage in an unprecedented yet highly admirable way.

This collection does not only refer to the person who is of African descent, but to anyone who can relate to this successful multi-dimensional virtue. For a while, I have been trying to come up with images that convey compelling images of the afropolitan however, I believe the ultimate high will be in the final collection *goosebumps and faster heart rate*. These are some of my images I have come up with...

A series of pix I took a couple weeks ago... Shot by Ify Olu and directed by me.

Random shots I've taken of myself.

Ankara book covers made by 12-year old Debbie Madueke...
Sterre sunbathing in her dashiki-esque head wrap... I love!
I understand that fabric isn't the only representation of the afropolitan much less ankara. However this collection will feature mainly this material for reasons I'll explain later. For now I'm just letting the ankara whisk me into the land of inspirationo! Afropolitan coming through...


x,
David

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

lurv everything about it and I can identify wif being 'afropolitan'. I want in on it when it comes out! *Up Badagry* ttehehehe
-Sonate

Anu Hundeyin said...

Can't wait for this collection. Simply, cannot wait! xxx

Ify Olumuyiwa said...

Amazing! I love the layout. I wish you the best!

xoliquoricexo said...

can't wait!!!

xo

Anonymous said...

I PERSONALLY CAN'T WAIT FOR AFROPOLITAN WOULD LIKE TO PUT MY LADY IN SOME DAVID AT ANY PRICE

Anonymous said...

oooh gosh u're so unique and creative. can't wait to see ur new collection... hope we can buy some of the new pieces coz i'll be saving up big time!!!

DAV!D said...

Thank you guys for the support! As you can tell, I am uber stoked myself! ;-)

This collection will have pieces for sale this time Gw.

CHAYIL said...

Gosh! I so heart DAVID...you are such a force lil woman. I am counting down to November. Bring on the "Afropolitan"

agose said...

I hope you continue to fight the good fight to achieve your dreams... i h8 to be the truth teller but they will be obstacles but success is guaranted if u dont give up
i believe in u
God Bless!

http://myspiltink.blogspot.com said...

I'm actually excited for this, love ur collections so the anticipation for this one is high!

Nice shots!

hi5 for the natural hair!
From one nappy happy sister to another!

x
Jae

Myne Whitman said...

Nice blog, when will you update?

Miss SLY! said...

Interesting use of the Ankara, I'd love to see more of your pieces, keep up!! It's coming rather nicely.

xoxo

Anya P said...

It looks great already and I love how you're vibing with the natural texture. I'll be on the look out for this afropolitan edition. Come back to us with updates & good luck.

John Malvin said...

You mix and match colors really well! I wish I can be as good as you haha.

Michele said...

Wow lovely pictures!!

Life around Me said...

i like the outfit on the third pic.

Debrah said...

U're amazing! Really beatiful pix.

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