Is it the Model or is it the Dress?

credits Hanifa

Often times when we see a garment on a hanger, we wonder what it would look like on the body. Hanifa’s runway depicts the best of both worlds. We get to see the silhouette of the dress, minus the perfectly manicured model. It truly brings out the characteristics of the garment. 

Designer, Anifa Mvuemba manifests this virtual runway to wow the visual senses with moving parts and carefully crafted ruching. Her take on runway fashion brings together often overlooked aspects of how fabric falls on the body and personifies the dress. 

credits Hanifa

At first glance, the dresses look formed like they are on a mannequin, slowly they begin to work the runway much like models and showcase movement and versatility. Just as they would if being worn by real human beings. This is a first, debuting a new collection…Totally in awe

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More about the Pink Label Congo collection :

Le coeur de l’Afrique | The Heart of Africa

Riddled with a painful history, the beauty of Congo is often untapped and overlooked. The gentleness, beauty, history, poise, majesty, strength, power, and hope of the Congolese spirit inspired this collection. When creating each piece, I was reminded of the stories my mother told me of the women she knew back home in Congo. Women who suffered great loss but still, mustered every ounce of strength everyday to show up. My hope is that this collection inspires all women to stand tall in their power and like the Democratic Republic of Congo, to use their history, whether pretty or painful — to redesign their future. My country, the land of Congo, is ripe with an abundance of natural resources — the greatest of which are its people — its women.


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