In the Congolese capital of Brazzaville, there lives a community known as the “Sapeurs”. Their dynamic sense of style takes inspiration from the traditionally stunning bright colors of their home country, and that of their former European colonialists.

Two worlds come together in the form of dress,

Fashion Forward’s season 2 came and went like an “all types of wear” whirlwind of wonderful. An organized frenzy of collective talent on display over-drive, presented to the masses in exquisite form. Already, inarguably, the Middle East’s perfectly produced fashion platform… Too perfect, almost.

“Oh? How’s that?”

Well, a stage

So… wow. The world’s first flying cars.

Ready for sale by 2015, according to Shock Mansion.

Part sedan. Part private jet.

Not quite sure how to accept this.

Can’t be wonderful for reducing pollution.

Overall though, a kind of excited, kind of also scared kind of feeling?

One often finds it hard to rate Kim Kardashian, but this… well, hats off. Nicely done.

Actually, more accurately, hats off to God, for creating that face.

Stephen Rolland, HIA magazine and the team, for this rather on-point concept.

And finally, all involved designers, for all that incredible attire.

 

One of these pictures comes off a Parisian catwalk.

The other, from a small town in East Africa.

Well… How about that.

The debate between “inspiration” and cultural thievery, continues.