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Mafi's Urban Sportswear Isn't Afraid to Pit Color Against Color

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Mafi is the brainchild of Ethiopian designer Mahlet Afework, and her Summer 2014 collection, dubbed The Last Resort, showcases her heritage as much as her handiwork. Many of the handwoven pieces are inspired by the traditional clothing of the Dorze people, although Afework managed to achieve a modern spin on each one of the looks. It's impossible not to be a little mesmerized by all of the colors, prints, and the way that each look is complemented by neon makeup, no less. We can almost hear Azealia Banks blaring in the background.—Erika Graham
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