Saturday, June 25, 2011

Spotlight: ASOS Africa

During her visit this week to South Africa, Michelle Obama wore a couple pieces from one of favorite online shops, the British site ASOS.  ASOS has a collection of fair trade pieces made in Mombasa, Kenya.  £5 of the sale of each piece will go back to the woman's collective for a new workshop. She pairs the tunic with J. Crew suiting separates. Head on over to Mrs O for more pics and outfit details.

Both photos: Charles Dharapak / AP Images

Above, she wears a great beaded collar jacket. After the jump, some of of the key pieces from the collection including the ones she wears above.

ASOS Africa: Printed Sleeveless Oversize Shirt
Beaded Collar Jacket
Here are a few more of the pieces from the collection. The fabrics are handwoven featuring Tanzanian prints.
Printed Boxy T-Shirt
Printed Sleeveless Blouse
Printed Bikini
Not all the pieces feature African prints, however:

Striped Playsuit
Pinafore Dress

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