Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Designers We Love: naKIMuli --> Lock U Up In Luv For Days S/S10 Collection

I am absolutely loving the Spring 2010 collection by Brooklyn-based fashion designer Tennille McMillan, the creative visionary behind naKIMuli. I love the the bold, bright, and unapologetic aesthetic of these pieces! 

naKIMuli (nah-KIM-u-lee): originates from Uganda; and means flower. 
naKIMuli is a label for young forward-thinking fashionistas. Designed by Tennille Nakimuli Shanae McMillan, naKIMuli is an exclusive limited quantity-produced ready-to-wear clothing line for young women. From her use of jersey fabrics to her unique silhouettes and use of colors and patterns, Tennille McMillan’s creations clearly reflect the spirit of her native Brooklyn roots---youthful, fresh, and funky.

Tennille on the concept behind her newest collection "Lock U Up In Luv For Days":
The look of love. The colors of spring. The energy of Brooklyn.
With this collection, I wanted to capture the feeling of a spring fling; of meeting that special someone in Fort Greene Park and spending the spring days and evenings with him. Getting to know him. Enjoying the weather. And wearing outfits that would make you feel young and fun and flirty.

Here are some of my other favorites from her website!

Check out this behind the scenes video filmed while shooting their newest collection! :

naKIMuli Spring 2010 Collection from Tennille McMillan on Vimeo.

14 comments:

  1. I love their funky style. Definitely for the girl who wants to stand out.

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  2. Very funky and creative.

    http://singaturestyle.blogspot.com/

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  3. Definitely some bold and out there pieces. I don't know if I could pull these off, but I'm always appreciative when a designer isn't scared to use color.

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  4. i loooove tennille's store and actually purchased her B.A.B. (big azz bow) last winter and it was a HIT!! u cant be shy with her collection!

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  5. I love her pieces...I follow her blog.

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  6. Tenille is AWESOME! I modeled a few of her pieces for my blog :)

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  7. the clothing reminds me of Rihanna's "Rude Boy" music video!

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  8. Pretty girl. I wonder what she was thinking when she decided to shave the sides of her head. :(

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  9. I'm totally in love with her style !!!!!! WHAT, its very different ... very proper

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  10. love her style. its so funky, love the african influence x

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  11. omg those pants/leggings are ridiculously cute!!! I love her patterns.

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  12. i love her loud overstated jewelry. looks great.

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  13. Luv her creations. She's awesome.

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