After months of anticipation and overwhelming online engagement, Melapteh releases their 3rd Spring/Summer collection – The Returnee. This collection highlights modern African-inspired designs inspired by the movement catalyzed by the Year of Return for African Diaspora, as declared by the Republic of Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo.
OTTAWA, May 31, 2019 — Melapteh released today their most anticipated and largest collection launch to date. The bold and colorful Returnee collection is the perfect addition to the wardrobe of the woman who wishes to express herself without saying anything. 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship departing the African borders for the Western shores and Melapteh recognizes the numerous Africans of origin across the globe and their quest to stay in touch with their roots.
With The Returnee collection, they are that much closer to their origins thanks to the authentic fabrics sourced from across Africa; including well-known prints such as Bogolan (Mali) and Kente (Ghana) as well as prints native to Cameroon such as Toghu. Mixtures of fabrics, textures and prints is a common theme in this collection as neoprene is introduced into a number of pieces to add structure, fluid movement and a more flattering fit to key pieces. Whether or not you can make it to “The Motherland” this year, you can proudly represent wherever you originate from with a piece from this collection. “The Returnee” collection is available in sizes ranging from X-small to 4XL.
All items can be purchased at www.melapteh.com
Founded by fashion entrepreneur and blogger Brenda Chuinkam, Melapteh, meaning “Thank You” in a native Cameroonian language called Bagangte, is an inclusive premier online African fashion platform that brings you some of the most unique, comfortable and trendiest African inspired garments at affordable prices and in a wide range of sizes. Launched in 2017, Melapteh caters to the modern working class woman who does not shy away from bold prints and vibrant colors. She works hard for what she has and loves to make a statement with her clothing either occasionally or on the daily. Resources include a feature in GQ Magazine as well as ELLE Cote D’Ivoire and The Shaderoom.
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