Category Archives: Sudan

Ajak Deng for Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring 2013 at London Fashion Week

Fresh off her New York Fashion Week appearance, Sudanese model Ajak Deng walked down the London Fashion Week catwalk twice at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring 2013 show! (Love the blue eye-shadow!)

Vivenne Westwood on the ideal Red Label clientMy customers are the best ambassadors for my clothes. When people discover them, they seem to have an edge. Honestly, although I’m very proud of my customers, I also love to dress the supermodels. Glamour has a sense of archetype and I adore those archetypal beauties. Fashion is alive when it is being worn and talked about. {London Fashion Week}

Vivienne Westwood Red Label SS13 Runway Video

image credits – style.com

Cultural Model Runway is a style feature focusing on black models represented at various international Fashion Week events.

Herieth Paul & Alek Wek for Zac Posen Spring 2013

Tanzanian model Herieth Paul and Sudanese model Alek Wek walked down the New York Fashion Week runway for Zac Posen Spring 2013 show.


Love both dresses!

Image credits – Imaxtree

Ataui Deng and Ajak Deng at Mara Hoffman Spring 2013 Runway Show

Mara Hoffman stuck with her Sudanese model muses (Ataui Deng and Ajak Deng) for her Spring 2013 runway presentation at New York Fashion Week.

In related news, Ataui Deng is the featured cover model for Fashizblack September 2012 issue!

image credits – ImaxTree x Fashizblack magazine

House of Dereon’s African-Inspired Collection Launches at London’s Selfridges

House of Dereon, a fashion label run by Beyonce and Tina Knowles, presented its Afro-centric collection at London’s Selfridges. Many of the looks were based off Mud Cloth, Aztec prints, and tribal influence. House of Dereon also incorporated headwraps, feathers and statement pieces into their collection. This is no surprise to any Beyonce fans as she stressed back in March that she was inspired by Fela Kuti for her current album production. We spotted Sudanese model Ataui Deng walking down the runway at the House of Dereon fashion show…

The mom-to-be also told CNN International that her House of Dereon collection was inspired by her world trips to Brazil and Asia.

This collection was inspired by a lot of my travels. I did a world tour, I traveled to Asia, Brazil, all over the world and I saw such beauty and my mother traveled with me and we decided we should mix these great cultures together and make something original and beautiful, and this show celebrates the global nomad, and one day at the rate we’re going which is such a beautiful thing, there won’t be all these different races we’ll all just be mixed up and beautiful and that is so wonderful exciting and refreshing you know we have the mixtures of the African hair wraps and some of the Asian prints and we mix it with different textures sequins and gold jewelery and it just becomes very refreshing. (source)

To coincide with the release, a African remix of Beyonce’s song, “End of Time” played at the runway presentation. Check it out…

The Winter/Autumn and Holiday 2011 House of Dereon collection was viewed by fashion industry insiders on Saturday September 17! One of the looks presented was first worn by Beyonce for her Fela Kuti-inspired photoshoot for L’Officiel Magazine back in March 2011!

Beyonce – L’Oficiel March 2011

Shop House of Dereon at Selfridges right here!

Getty. L’Officiel Magazine