this senegalese designer’s dramatic pieces turn heads, naomi campbell is a fan
August 21, 2018
Naomi Campbell’s godly form is prime real-estate for the fashion’s most celebrated designers so when the supermodel drapes herself in the treads of an up-and-coming designer, the fashion world immediately takes notice. Campbell’s most recent obsession is Sukeina, founded by Senegalese designer Omar Salam. The supermodel definitely understands the power of drama and how to wield it so the high-drama pieces that come out of Sukeina each carry their own statements and intricacies, varying from capes to origami-like structured detail.
Salam’s designs seem catered for the likes of Campbell but the designer maintained that his designs aren’t just for superstars. “It’s not to say that if you aren’t a leader or an influential person, you can’t wear the clothes,” the designer told Vogue.com. “Eager to bring his designs to women from all walks of life, Salam is focused on tapping into a client’s inner power—“whether she’s a singer or she’s typing at a desk.””
Sukeina was featured in AFROPUNK back in 2015 when Thandie Newton wore the label for New Africa Woman Magazine. Salam’s rise has been meteoric and we’re excited for him to dress more Black women and stake his claim in the fashion industry.
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