Rose Palhares the genius behind the Angolan fashion brand bearing her name has but together a stunning lookbook that showcases the immense beauty found in African designs. Back in her homeland Rose is revered as “The Fashion Princess” and she has the fashion chops and accolades to back up such a honorary nickname. Palhares won Designer of the Year in 2013 and has been bestowed with the privilege of representing Angolan style at Milan’s Expo 2015.
In regards to the lookbook aptly entitled “New African Aesthetic” that is definitely the vibe we instantly received from it upon first sight. Of course, you will notice west African flavor that is famous for its powerful use of boisterous colors and animal prints including leopard and zebra. Nevertheless, Rose Palhares manages to take iconic styles and morph them into modern, newly envisioned masterpieces!
The overall styling is just as eye-catching as the designs themselves. Models Elsa Baldaia and Silvia Costa both wear bold gold jewelry with hair fashioned into Bantu Knots. Moreover, do not even get us started with the makeup honey! Strong brows, colorful smoked out eyes and some bangin’ dark lip color gave Elsa and Silvia a sultry allure. All hail the fabulous Rose Palhares, The Fashion Princess!