In Africa, art is but an expression of the creator’s soul force. Intricately designed masks depict ancestors and spirits, colourful patterns on clothes reflect the vibrancy of the surrounding nature, folktales set in fantastic worlds bring pride and belonging, music captures the essence of life in a rhythm.

This year Paolita’s collection conveys this deep spirit- the life-affirming energy, joy, and beauty that can be found in African culture and nature. In the intricate, hand-drawn designs, old stories will unfold pulling from nature and wild animals, Maasai beading, Kitenge wax fabrics and textiles, and traditional masks and shields. All this is mixed together in a soft palate of pop colours and hues, matched to a level of perfection, that capture the magic of African sunsets.

All these elements seamlessly come together to create a unique feeling of beauty, joy, and vivacity. Wearing the new collection, then, becomes but an expression of your own beautiful spirit.

Baracoa

The Baracoa print was inspired by traditional Maasai shields.

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Bahari Blue

Reminiscent of the bright blue skies across Africa, the Bahari Blue is a fresh pop of colour and looks great against a sun-kissed tan.

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Amani

The Amani print features chameleons which are native to Sub-Saharan Africa and comes in a fresh shade of blue, reminiscent of the bright African skies.

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Azania

Using leopard motifs in earthy tones and inspired by the Tinga Tinga style of illustration, the Azania print comes to life and pays homage to one of Africa's most beloved species. 

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Kito

Inspired by traditional hand-beaded Maasai jewellery, the Kito print features subtle shades of rose, teal, grey and white.

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Cape Teal

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Sentwali

This print draws inspiration from the traditional Kitenge fabrics which are found in the coastal area of Kenya and Tanzania. The fabric has a rich history and the rouge tones symbolise the Maasai's love and dependence for earth.

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Malika

This beautiful coral hue is feminine and delicate. The white dots which make up the snake pattern are reminiscent of Maasai beaded jewellery. 

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Marijani

Inspired by the warm glow of the African sunset, this collection is easily styled with any complimentary print that features coral, such as the Sentwali or Zahur. This bold hue of coral is a staple in your vacation wardrobe and is sure to make you stand out on the beach. 

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Zahur

The Zahur print encompasses the vibrant colours of traditional African dress and features chameleons which are native to Sub-Saharan Africa.

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