LookBook: Modahnik Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

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About
Modahnik is a Chicago based womenswear brand founded in 2009 by designer Kahindo Mateene. Kahindo, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo founded Modahnik (an anagram of her first name and last initial) during 2009 Fashion Focus Chicago. She holds a BFA in Fashion Design from Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago and a BA in International Business & Economics, from Blackburn College. She is an alumni of the 2011 class of the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy’s on State Street Designer In Residence Program.
Company Overview
Modahnik is inspired by the Avant garde eclecticism of Congolese art and culture. With vibrant, colorful prints and solids, we combine African textiles with cutting edge patterns, and styles for the sophisticated woman. From Congo to Chicago we cater to the woman with an exquisite sense of style, and a desire to stand apart from the crowd. The Modahnik woman is a global nomad who sees fashion as a creative expression of her independence and individuality.
LookBook- Fall/Winter 2012 Collection
Inspiration: “The Modahnik Fall Winter 2012 Collection has a vintage feel to it. It’s an ode to my late mother, who had the coolest style in the 70s and 80s during Congolese’ fashion heyday. A time when Congolese musicians such as Papa Wemba dressed in an elegant fashion and initiated “Les Sapeurs” movement. I really wanted to experiment with the intersection of masculine elements presented in a feminine sophisticated way; Its all in the small details, the pleating, collars, sexy cut-outs and pockets that adorn the dresses, as seen in the Double collar dress and the Pleated Sleeve Coat Dress.”
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