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The official KORLEKIE A/W12 collection shown in February at the prestigious london V&A Museum and hailed as one of the best collections of the night by celebrity DJ Lauren Laverne, Catwalkqueen amongst others and labeled as 'PHENOMENAL' by Disorder Magazine Online. Read Disorder mag's full report on the KORLEKIE COLLECTION here: http://disordermagazine.com/lcf-ma-show/style/ Since the collection debut Korlekie has been seen worn on celebs such as Rita Ora, Tolula Adeyemi and upcoming artist Ren Harvieu.
About the Designer
Beatrice is based in London, United Kingdom. She studied at LCF - Digital Fashion and graduated in 2012. Her collections are produced in United Kingdom.
Beatrice Korlekie Newman aka KORLEKIE, is an afro-British designer whose collections stand for alluring elegance and glamor with a strong influence in traditional crafts.
Her clothes have been seen worn on celebrities such as RITA ORA, ALESHA DIXON, ANNA FRIEL and ELLIE GOULDING amongst many other high profile clients.
Her works have also appeared in numerous editorial and digital publications such as Vogue.com, Elle, Fault and Dazed Digital to name a few and a selection of her clothes can be purchased on NJAL.
Beatrice's signature look consists of heavy embellishment, beading and intricate handwork that is inspired by her Afro-European background/culture and takes inspiration from the beautiful beading and embroidery of African clothes and lace fabrics. Korlekie is also inspired by the regal heritage of monarchs such as the Tsars and illustrious work of Edmund Dulac in 1001 Arabian Nights, Harry Clarke and Arthur Rackham, to name a few, which by color and intricacies is always referenced in her work.
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