One of the brands I discovered via Instagram this year is Hanifa, a Black, woman-owned business that took the world by storm with their Pink Label Congo virtual fashion show. The Pink Label Congo collection tells a story about the Democratic Republic of Congo, the owner’s home country. The fashion show was spectacular, and I highly encourage you to watch the recap on IGTV prior to viewing the collection on the Hanifa website. Each piece from the collection is unique and beautiful, with sizing from XS to 1-2XL.
As soon as I saw the Mai mini skirt, I fell head over heels in love with it. The print is an interpretation of Congolese skies and commands your attention without being too loud. At some point in life, I hope to style it with the Orélie top in Italy, but for now I’ve styled it with an old white button-down in my backyard.
I also ended up purchasing the Samaria skirt before it sold out; it’s the most gorgeous beach/pool cover-up that I surprisingly haven’t gotten the chance to wear yet. I’ve seen so many chic women style the Samaria with bathing suit and bra tops, dramatic jewelry, and oversized hats or sunglasses. Everything from Hanifa just drapes so beautifully.
The Resort collection is Hanifa’s most recent release; the Nailah gown is one of the most gorgeous dresses I’ve ever seen. The bathing suits and linen sets from the collection are also gorgeous!
I ordered a 1XL in the skirt as there is not much stretch, but I think I could’ve sized up to a 2XL for the length, as the skirt rides up a little when I walk quickly. The piece retails for $115, which I think is very fair for the level of sustainability of the product and the nature of the business.
I am so looking forward to what will come next for Hanifa!
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