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Nadir Tati is Angola’s leading high-end designer, dressing the country’s First Lady as well as African celebrities, such as Congolese actress Rachel Mwanza. Her vision is colorful, optimistic and fun, giving her runway presentations a special flavor. This season, she showed menswear and womenswear outfits that were bold and graphic at the same time. Tati focused on wide tunics for men combining different fabrics, worn with matching pants for a streamlined style. Her dresses often featured long skirts and revealing backs, which -when worn with turbans- recalled the lavish glamour of 1930s Hollywood. Back home, she makes striking made-to-measure gowns, which fulfill the needs of a clientele religiously wearing her clothes.



Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.