September 8th, Sophie Zinga presented her Spring Summer 2014 collection, titled “Roses and Leaves” at the London NYC Hotel. In an intimate setting underneath a transparent glass atrium, surrounded by the Manhattan Skyline, she debuted her delicately designed frocks.
Inspired by the ornate velvet texture of rose, utilizing Malian tie-dye techniques and dual coloring, with carefully applied delicate French Alencon lace and soft color scheme. Including a broad array of textures, enhanced by pleating on crinkled silk chiffon, sateen cotton and silk faille fabrics, Zinga adds a greater depth to the delicate pieces featuring: white guipure lace, recalling the brand’s minimalist and romantic point of view.
Carefully reinventing the brand’s signature cocktail dress; including hues of lavender, vivid fuchsia and bright white. Evening looks feature a showstopper one-shoulder jumpsuit, tie-dye lace dresses, and color infused silk charmeuse. Premier collection includes a kaftan dress with a deeply draped back making for a sensual and elegant twist on the modern silhouette. An a-line wedding gown with pleating and a delicate tulle embroidered overlay completes the assortment, appealing to the fashion-forward future bride-to-be.
Sophie Nzinga Sy, born in Senegal, cultivated her natural talent while attending the Parsons School of Design in New York City. As an avid art enthusiast, she finds inspiration from African fabrics and the techniques utilized to create them. Sy draws from her African roots, international travels and her love of multiple cultures to develop modern designs with a fun take on classic silhouettes.
Armed with a well-versed entrepreneurial mindset and a self-proclaimed citizen of the world, Sy’s fashions are a distinctive blend of her artistic experiences matched with an eclectic cocktail of her many voyages. Her design philosophy has remained fresh and unique, giving the modern woman key pieces while constantly re-inventing her style and exuding confidence. Whether in a board meeting, attending a gala or traveling between New York and Lagos, Sophie Nzinga Sy provides clients with wardrobe staples that suit their varying needs and memorable occasions.
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