Why you definitely should have heard of Mille Collines

and in case you haven’t, now you do!

mille collins is the story of Antoinette, a Kigali based dressmaker and Ines Cuatrecasas and Marc Oliver, Fashion Students from Barcelona. Meeting in Rwanda in 2008, they started working together and created their first collection in 2009, which became an immediate success. Still owned by the Kigali team, the brand continues to be a synonym for creativity, sophistication and contemporary femininity.

She is a mother, an entrepreneur, an individual. She’s alive with bursts of print and colour and grounded in the muted tones of Africa’s landscape.

The focus of mille collins is to represent the modern African woman. A strong, modern woman living the diverse and cosmopolitain live while staying true to her heritage. The typical mille collines woman is powerful and successful in her own terms.

She is a mother, an entrepreneur, an individual. She’s alive with bursts of print and colour and grounded in the muted tones of Africa’s landscape.

mille collines combines traditional African craftsmanship, textiles and materials with modern techniques, cuts and visuals. The traditional beadings are created with the 3D technique, accessoires such as sunglasses are created out of Cow’s horn and the product range goes from casual business wear, to daring ready-to-wear and elegant eveninggowns and -suits. The colourpalette is made out of warm and earthy colours, topped off with deep blues like the ocean in the sinking sunlight and a rich green.

mille collines is a brand that shows the creativity and impact of African and especially Rwandese fashion as well as a beautiful way to combine modernity with the beauty of heritage and origin.

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Photographer / Aubrey Jonsson 
Art Direction / Deon Redman
Models 
Tricia Akello / Uganda
Janet Otobo / Nigeria
Mala Bryan / Saint Lucia
Nyamuoch Girwath / South Sudan
Monique Sterling / United Kindom

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