Nigerian label Ife’s Closet have released their Spring/Summer 2017 collection entitled ‘My Heart Skipped A Beat In Cuba’ and it is a festival of print and colour. The 20-piece collection, the UK-based design duo Titi and Tinuke Ukrinamemen’s third to date, was inspired after their first trip and experience to the timeless capital of Cuba, Havana.

From slimline dresses and tops with exaggerated silhouettes to peplum and layered skirts and jumpsuits, Ife’s Closet’s West African epoch prints infused with the tropical vibrancy of Havana nights is the must have collection for this spring/summer.

“Cuba was a breathtaking experience of culture, colour and style that unexpectedly inspired our latest collection. Experiencing and watching the dancers in the taverns of the historic town of Trinidad, women dressed in Bata Cabañas and gélés in the squares of Habana Vieja to men in traditional Guayabera, smoking tobacco whilst playing checkers on the bay of Cienfuegos,” says Tinuke Ukrinamemen.

“The more we walked the streets of Cuba making memories of each cobble and skirmish of rust and colour, it was with each moment that the collection sprang to life. ‘My Heart Skipped A Beat In Cuba’ is a clash of twists and turns; it’s feminine and vibrant, mixed with old favourites with new dimensions.” 

The collection is available at

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