This week I’m crushing on the Fall/Winter coats by the womenswear label “Loin Cloth & Ashes”. The label is a South African-based brand founded by Tanzanian-born Anisa Mpungwe. Anisa became the first black woman to win the Elle (Magazine) New Talent Award in 2008.

wp-1470191473180.pngLCA jackets are simply chic! Sometimes we tend to look frumpy and clumsy during the colder months (I’ve definitely been a victim of that before) when all we really need is one of these sophisticated coats. I love that the LCA coats are very modern and classy yet pay homage to aspects of Anisa’s culture as can be seen in some of the fabric choices. The coats are also mostly unlined and light-weight, suitable for winter in South Africa or autumn in colder climates such as the United States.

The collection is also very versatile in that there’s a little something for everyone – coats with bright flirty patterns and colors, some that personify minimalism at its best for the more subtle and classic woman, and jackets with a little shimmer for the fancy woman.

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Fashion consultant, Diana Opoti, in a custom-made LCA jacket

In addition to all this, the over-sized coat trend is one that is still going strong. These coats can be paired with leggings/skinny jeans (as seen in most of the above pictures) or with a shorter hem like mini skirts/shorts if you want to play with proportions.

To see more from Loin Cloth and Ashes, you can find them on Instagram

 

 

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