South Sudanese Model Aluad Deng Anei Stars in Chinedesign’s Winter Lookbook
Chinedesign is the Toronto-based brainchild of UK-born Nigeria/Dubai/Canada-raised creative Chinedu Ukabam. The label, which began in 2003 as a small line of tees to promote Ukabam’s (who started out as an emcee/producer) upcoming release, has since expanded to include full seasonal collections. For their winter/fall capsule, the label set out to conquer Canada’s harsh climate with a bold update on traditional outerwear. The collection, titled The Braving Ritual, features a mix of leather and wax print with Scottish tartan wool and indigo-dyed bogolan fabrics from Mali, with shapes inspired by everything from 60s shift dresses to victorian military tailcoats.