Tina Labondi is a Congolese born but London based international fashion designer and entrepreneur, who holds over 7 years of experience in the fashion industry. She recently showcased her “Uptown Africa” collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa which lead to appearances in international media like Vogue Italia and fashion TV, which is some of the many Magazines an TV channels she has appeared in.
Tina Lobondi’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection is for the woman who is sophisticated yet sexy, modelled by the beautiful Dominican Raquel Llenas. The collection is innovative, with stunning and timeless pieces, that leave you wanting to see more, and has been called “Biso Na Biso” which is Lingala for “Between us”.
What we love is that she manages to have that perfect balance between a modern design and structure, and traditional African aesthetics. When you look at the designs you think of a woman who takes charge, who is independent and in control of her own destiny.
Even though it is an Autumn/Winter collection, the range of colours used means that there are pieces that you could wear all year round.
Have a look at more of the collection below.
Model: Raquel Llenas
Photographer: Mariah Vale
Make up and hair: Katrina Appie