London-based Congolese designer’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection titled “Biso Na Biso” (meaning “Between Us” in Lingala a Bantu language spoken throughout the North-Western part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a large part of the Republic of the Congo) gives us sleek feminine silhouettes in earthy hues seamlessly fusing the designer’s African heritage with contemporary shapes and fabrics.
Eponymous label was created by Congolese born Tina Lobondi is an international fashion designer and young entrepreneur, with over 7 years of experience in the fashion industry. With fabrics and materials are sourced from all around the world, Mauritania to Paris and London, Tina Lobondi brand has become synonymous with classic elegance and timeless style.
About “Biso Na Biso”, Lobondi says, “The collection was inspired by the women in my family, especially my youngest aunt. She is the one who used to take me shopping and taught me all about quality clothing.”
“After our Summer 13 Collection “Uptown Africa”, I wanted to create something even more feminine,” the designer continues, “We used a lot of Duchess satin and warm colours. The cuts and shapes are still quite simple and elegant with the identity of the Tina Lobondi brand.”
Facebook: Tina Lobondi
Photographer: Mariah Vale Foto
Make Up Artist: Jesse Walker
Model: Veronica G, D1 Models