This is the collection that’s responsible for some of the weird secondhand stuff I’ve been buying lately: a ’90s hybrid dress, half blue knit sweater, half black fabric; a knitting pattern from the ’80s featuring a terrified-looking model wearing some questionable (but kind of amazing) short-sleeved sweaters that I really need to make.

Ghana (and L.A.)-based Osei-Duro’s fall collection looks like it belongs on the eccentric 1980s art teacher I never had, and I kind of love it.

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  1. Posted January 28, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    All you have to do is say Ghana and I’m down. So fun. I miss African fabric so much.

    • Rhiannon
      Posted February 2, 2013 at 6:38 am | Permalink

      Brooke, it’s gorgeous! I love all the prints and colors.

  2. Posted January 31, 2013 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for posting the images. Your site is beautiful! SS13 coming soon! xoxox

  3. Posted January 31, 2013 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    Oh and you pretty much nailed it: 80’s/90’s we are so inspired by the “dead white man’s market” in Ghana – all the second hand stuff from the West that’s been hauled over for resale. And also art teachers. Though we refer that style as “Waldorf mom, or German mom”! xo

    • Rhiannon
      Posted February 2, 2013 at 6:38 am | Permalink

      Whoa, what a cool inspiration. I like Waldorf/German mom even better than ’80s art teacher.

      And thanks for liking my site. Also thanks for the spring update–can’t wait!

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