Interesting fact: even fashion writers can get bored by clothes sometimes. [gasp!] I know, it sounds pretty crazy. But not every pair of slouchy pants, and certainly not every shoe, is going to inspire. And often the clothes that do inspire are couture—and therefore wildly unaffordable.
But e-commerce store Kisua (whose mission, we’ve explained before, is to bring African fashion to the rest of the world) kind of solves these problems. The African clothes are super funky, with bold prints and off-beat silhouettes. The clothes on Kisua are like nothing you’ve ever seen at an American retailer. It’s definitely inspired. Yet, as far as clothes go, they’re not that expensive. Most of the garments sold on the site fall between $85 and $200.
While Kisua’s collaborations have produced some really amazing results, this is the store’s first signature collection. The line is called Hariri (which, as it turns out, means “edit” in Swahili), and it includes cocoon coats, jumpsuits, dresses, crop tops, and other so-called “statement pieces.” It’s all pretty artistic, and pretty fantastic.
So as tempting as it is to go to Asos, Anthropologie, and Topshop this weekend, broaden your horizons. You won’t have to worry as much about your friend wearing the same thing, and seriously, just look at some of the collection’s highlights. [Kisua.com]