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.

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