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Australian label Zulu & Zephyr in collaboration with South African photographer Henrik Purienne take us to the coast of Cape Town – where the sun is warm, the ocean is misty and the beach is vibrant. The collection titled ‘Cape Town’ softly speaks a balance of exclusive prints spliced back with luxe basics. A palette of neutral tones form a foundation, with high intensity pops of turquoise and pink to team alongside muted taupe and sandy hues. Linen, ribbed jersey and the colours of Cape Town debut across the collection. Signature denim styles are reinvented, micro chevron returns and animal print is relived. The attention falls to functionality and ease. Relaxed fitting, loose tailoring, wrap style garments and floating silhouettes – that easy, holiday handwriting Zulu & Zephyr is renowned for. Purienne captures the raw seaside terrain, a Cape Town girl and the intrepid spirit of the brand, Zulu & Zephyr.

You can check out the rest of the collection here at Zulu & Zephyr

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This little island standing alone in the middle of the River Gambia was known as James Island until 2011 when the Gambian government renamed it Kunta Kinteh Island. It’s terrible history of slavery will be known by anyone who has read the book or seen the TV series ‘Roots’, all based on fact, by Alex Hayley.

The island is now much smaller than it was in the 1600’s owing to erosion by the fast flowing river but still has the remains of some of the original buildings and a holding cell which one can go into and see what the slaves had to endure.

©Oldt1mer - Keith #Gambie #Visiterlafrique

Impromptu talk with photographer Charlie Phillips & other artists exhibiting at #AACDD2014 #pastpresentfuture (at Bargehouse)

Friday and Me by @onomeotite & @enamgd #AACDD2014 ‘identity is more than a person’s ancestry’ (at Bargehouse)

I love the aesthetic of @a__b_i produces in her work. #AACDD2014 (at Bargehouse)

Why Africa is Now from Design Indaba: The Africa is Now exhibition at Design Indaba Expo 2014 was a snapshot of creative work being produced across the continent right now: an up-to-the-minute survey of emerging, established and unexpected talent from across Africa. It is not a retrospective of a typecast past nor a utopian vision of an imagined future. It reflects the Africa that is.