DEBUT COLLECTION (2020)



“I want this collection to bring a smile to your face, fill you with pride for your culture, or fall in love with black beauty and culture, giving you the confidence to own who you are and experiment with colour and embrace it into your own everyday life”

- Caroline Chinkawe -

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When artist and designer Caroline Chinakwe was constructing her debut collection 'This is Me', it was really about letting herself go and her imagination run wild. Within the black community, we are often made to believe that our features, skin tone, hair and body types were not attractive enough and didn’t fit into the Western idea of beauty.  This depiction was heightened when it came to black women in mainstream media, and the lack of diversity that was prominent within her work as a black stylist and designer in the fashion industry for 20 years. Black models were either made up to look like white models, or seen as a contrast token. She felt that our style and beauty wasn’t acknowledged, understood or appreciated. 

Her frustrations with the industry motivated her to create the collection ‘This is Me’, highlighting our culture, which is full of style, colour, beauty, prints and texture all wrapped in confidence and pride. As fashion is her first love, Caroline’s inspiration started with accessories such as hats, glasses and jewellery. Each piece was styled and designed in a manner that was similar to how she would normally conduct a shoot, but instead of working on live models, it was now a digital canvas. The creation of this series was also guided by Caroline going through a spiritual awakening, practising positive thinking, self-confidence and the power of manifestation. So when it came to choosing titles for each piece, such as 'Patience', 'I can’t be stung by you' and 'Let go of your past', they were all about capturing moments at that time of her life. 

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The title ‘I Can't Be Stung By You’ is centred around words of affirmation, directed to those self-doubt moments that can sting you at times. Showcasing to the world that women are stronger than wh...
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Everyone has a past, some more daunting than others. We tend to be bound by past events, and more precisely the negative experiences that only stifle our growth. However, the past does not determin...
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As a woman of colour in the creative field of art, the possibility of being misrepresented or misunderstood is always a likelihood and is ever-present in society. This should not shadow your true s...
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Letting go is a process that takes time. But the sooner you move through the process of letting go of what is hurting you, the sooner better days are to come for you! Read more Let Go Of Your Past...
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“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” – Eckhart Tolle Read more Let Go (Colourism) Wall Art Pri...
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How many of us have what it takes to be loyal? When it comes to loyalty and relationships, we put a strong face and question others’ loyalty towards us, but do not tend to question our own loyalty ...
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Let go of the past, but keep the lessons it taught you. – Chiara Gizzi The wise words of Chiara Gizzi teach us that the only pieces of your past that you need to keep are the lessons you learnt alo...
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Mistakes happen for a reason. They help us pinpoint and learn from what happened in order to become a better version of ourselves, whether it be in a relationship, for a project or even in your lin...
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When you have experienced a hard life, come across situations that seemed impossible to overcome, when all you do is think about solutions and possibilities that are beyond your reach, but then, yo...
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I am My Biggest Competition is the perfect piece of artwork that is ideal for manifesting and reminding us that we do not need to be in any kind of competition with one another in order to shine. W...