The Botanical Lulu collection Team:
Models: Hope Nke, Ras Kana
Photographer: Oscar Kibuuka Mukisa
Designer: Anna-Clare Lukoma
Oscar, Ras Kana and Anna-Clare wearing the Lulu Reversible Jackets, Hope wearing the Lulu Trench.
This picture made me reflect on how far African fashion has come. There was a time when the only type of African fashion silhouette in wax fabrics was a straight Mumu. Then we moved towards the regal couture of the West-Africans complete with fabulous architectural head gear. Fast-forward to 2013 and now we have wax fabric being used in such interesting and contemporary looks. What I liked best about this picture is that it captured the changes in just two outfits. The older woman is sharp-sharp in her dress and the younger woman is equally sharp in pants and a jacket. Notice the wax print accessories.
How do you wear your African? Share with us…
As creatives we often wonder how to represent ourselves in a corporate setting without totally losing our sense of self. At Lulu we have created the Lulu Mao-Mao jacket that comes in vibrant prints or understated monotone fabrics such as the one in the picture.
Mys Natty Wears: Lulu Mao Mao jacket in Navy and Shoe Print dress.
Experience Lulu JOY
Kawaii means cute in Japanese and is pronounced Ka wah eee.
Every Thursday we will share with you pictures of friends and clients in Lulu garments.
Today’s JOYninja is Becky Mundit a fabulous model trained by Crystal Models. Becky wears Lulu deconstructed kimono and one piece.
Experience Lulu Joy, Bringing You Joy One Kimono at a time.
We are now stocked at Balungi
You can buy kimonos and obi belts directly from Balungi. Or you can make an order from the Lulu Online Shop
Shop online using Western Union payment and receive your LULU JOY.
We have a size chart to help you select your ideal fit and fabric swatches for your selection.
All Ugandan Orders made online will be delivered to the Balungi Flagship Store in the EA Market, Shop Number 6. It is conveniently located in the center of downtown Kampala and has ample parking space. Let us bring you JOY!
This summer a group of creatives got together to shoot the Lulu Anime African Samurai Campaign. Members included: the PHENOMENAL Mys Natty- life coach, barrister and jazz vocalist extraordinaire of the BUSH FIRE RECORDS group, Oscar Kibuuka Mukisa the magical photographer, Gasuza the aweSome shoot director, rap artist and photographer, Nina the assistant and some incredible models- Ras Kana, Becky Mundit, and Leo Musiga. What started as a couple of sketches and a yearning for some Afro-Asian fusion in my designs turned into an entire day from 8am to 6pm of synergistic goodness. The light was perfect, the group was energized and the ideas kept flowing freely.
I have always believed in the power of the creative team. This day solidified that belief. This image was taken at the end of the day. From left to right:
Oscar, Mys Natty, Lulu, Gasuza, Nina.
What teams are you part of and how have the team members influenced your life?
Introducing JOYninja Mys Natty. The Phenomenal Face of Lulu Kimonos.
Actress Bridget Barkan wears the White Kimono.