Clothing

Architecture Meets Fashion with Cihuah’s Geometric Infused Clothes

Architecture Meets Fashion with Cihuah’s Geometric Infused Clothes

Image: Cihuah website
When you crave “something different” but want something that can be paired with everything; when you forgo balance for imbalance and feel like black/white or both, Cihuah, made for women by women, is a brand which captures that spirit to the core.

About the Brand

Cihuah (pronounced “See-whuah”) means women in Nahuatl, one of Mexico’s indigenous languages, and pays homage to that ancestry. The brand’s founder, Vanessa Guckel, who is French, began her career in architecture before transitioning into fashion. Those influences—portion and deconstruction—combined with Mexico’s ancestral roots, are apparent in the geometric theme of the clothing.

The Collection

Each collection is made for women to feel strong and independent. With bold, asymmetrical shapes the label emboldens women to own their individuality.  By weaving basic colors, black and white with reinvented garments, women can feel chic and confident while at work. Also, keeping social conscientiousness in mind, the brand is an advocate for vegan leather and thus creates with it.

Where to Buy

To see the full collection, including bags and jewelry, and to purchase, visit Cihuah online. Note, prices are listed in pesos and may need to be converted. Or, if in Mexico City, stop by the flagship store.

Modern Citizen is Your Go-To for Work and Everyday Neutrals

Modern Citizen is Your Go-To for Work and Everyday Neutrals

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Sometimes we all need a little simple to layer upon the not so simple. Modern Citizen is a brand that explores simplicity through the use of neutrals and minimalism to adapt into fashionable pieces.

About the Company

Modern Citizen is a contemporary, culturally aware brand that works to reflect the diversity of all its clientele — modern women. Founded by two women after hitting it off at brunch, Modern Citizen makes pieces that can harmoniously filter into your lifestyle, work and play included. Additionally, the company offers shoes, jewelry, candles and home décor.

The Collection

Focusing on the main draw, Modern Citizen’s clothing line offers subtle foundation pieces or classic standalones. However, do not take its simplicity to mean plain. Dresses have daringly high slits; tops have peekaboo and flirty backs or ties that wrap for days. Neutral palettes allow for pieces to be truly versatile and paired with anything. The clothing is also created with many body types in mind and features high, medium, and low lengths for your choosing.

Where to Buy

From dresses to home accessories, everything can be purchased through the company’s website. Also, check out the founders’ story for a heartfelt read.

Reimagine Your Wardrobe with Pieces From This Nigerian Label

Reimagine Your Wardrobe with Pieces From This Nigerian Label

Image: Lisa Folawiyo website
Boisterous, fresh, and effortless pop into mind when describing the vibes of Lisa Folawiyo. With energetic and free-flowing fashion, you will have fun introducing another side of yourself.

About the Brand

Lisa Folawiyo’s eponymously named womenswear brand was founded in 2005 and has since been a part of Nigeria’s growing fashion industry. While the focus has always been on staying true to local culture, the brand’s presence has begun to transform the way the world views African fashion. The infusion of conceptual design has helped attract a loyal following.

The Collection

Lisa Folawiyo brings the bold flavors of West Africa’s beautiful Ankara fabrics to the forefront with ultra-modern, unexpected designs. Suitable for work or play, the collection offers pieces that will make you shine wherever you go.

Where to Buy

To see the full collection in all its vibrant glory and to purchase, check out the website.

Let Madrid’s The 2ndSkin Be the Pop of Color You Need This Spring

Let Madrid’s The 2ndSkin Be the Pop of Color You Need This Spring

Image: The 2ndSkin Co website

About the Company

We are all ready to get dressed up and leave the house again, to wear luxe fabrics and clothing that make us feel beautiful. Let The 2nd Skin Co pave the way to your wardrobe revival this spring.
Located in Madrid, Spain, The 2nd Skin Co is a different kind of brand. Labeling itself “pret-a-couture,” the company offers seasonal collections where some pieces can be modified by color or print. In addition, it has an atelier service where items are custom-made.

The Collection

Staying meticulous to sewing and detail, the brand puts creating products that make women feel special at the forefront. Collections are centered around cocktail and event attire but include dresses, blouses, and coats to delight on everyday occasions as well. Put on something refreshing and beautiful because it is time to feel good again.

Where to Buy

To purchase and for atelier information, visit The 2nd Skin Co website.

Highlight Your Passion with Womenswear Brand Fe Noel

Highlight Your Passion with Womenswear Brand Fe Noel

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Inspired by Caribbean life, Fe Noel is a black-owned women’s clothing brand offering pants and tops that reflect life, love, and of course, sophistication.

About the Designer

Brooklyn based designer, Felisha Noel has been greatly influenced by two things in her life—her Grenadian roots and women, specifically her mother and grandmother. Through her respect for both, she created a brand that helps women embrace their femininity and, furthermore, established a foundation to help young girls fulfill their entrepreneur dreams.

The Collection

The collection offers a nice range of pieces. Its voluminous sleeved tops embolden you to be daring, the bright hued dresses make you dream of summer or at the very least a warm escape, and its womanly designs are ultra-modern almost to a futuristic point.

Where to Buy

View and purchase the collection on Fe Noel’s website.