The polished Edun Spring 2017 collection puts a strong emphasis on handmade details to balance the African inspiration with a streamlined, urban approach to dressing.

The collection features elements from the ‘70s signature style with cropped bell-bottoms, warm color palette, and suede accessories A 1970’s Jack Garofalo photo of a woman in Harlem dressed in African clothing served as a visual clue.

From zip-front dresses, skinny Lurex knits, and leather jackets with distinctive African details, we are immersed jersey tee shirts individually hand embroidered by a Rwandan women’s group. The organic canvas slip-dress with the A-line silhouette features hand-painted abstract flowers.

All of the pants are effectively tailored in raw African denim, the same hand-painted organic canvas and even a mint green velour. The hero pant silhouette features a slim flare that is designed with the ability to be unzipped below the knees.

Edun is also introducing its first official handbag range, including a crocheted hobo and a square tote with big metal rings for handles.

Speaking to the sustainability of the Edun brand, there is a stunning white coat that is made from recycled polyester and a flowered lace that are unerringly aesthetically beautiful. The brand’s identity and underline the label’s core mission is to support business in Africa and elevate the continent’s rich, artisanal crafts.

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