17 Feb 2011


Mimi Plange, new to the fashion scene, showed her fourth collection titled „Scarred Perfection“ – a reference to her African culture. Plange, who is 33, was born in Ghana. Her signature pieces include black motorcycle pants with thin trapunto stitching which is a reference to tribal scars.
Plange used “The Patterned Skin” by Christiana Oware as a subtle inspiration for her references. These references to scarification are seen in the meticulous stitched leather and hand-embroidered beading. African fashion should not start from the obvious. Plange uses many different colours and patterns, but the looks are cohesive. That’s the solution! There’s nothing worse than stereotyping. Colours should melt like a bird’s plummage or a children’s crayon box.