Fiu Negru is an Angolan clothing line founded in 2013 by Mariângela Almeida and specializing in women’s ready-to-wear products. The brand aims to remain innovative without disrupting the practices and traditional of Angolan craftsmanship. The preservation of the designer’s African heritage lies at the heart of the brand, and even the name Fiu Negru is a nod to the past.
“Fiu Negru [meaning Black Thread] refers to our past. It is the link that we have with our ancestors, our culture and our traditions,” the designer said, speaking to Villas & Golf, Angola. Having been named Angolan Fashion Designer of the Year in 2015 by Moda Luanda, the brand continues to grow and spread its reach.
In this collection, the brand Featured its own version of the logo mania trend – the brand employed sporty flourishes and details in a series of maxi and slip dresses in a soft palette of pale yellow, tamarind and millennial pink.
Content courtesy of Fiu Negru & Nairobi Fashion Hub