DPiper Twins, the eponymous New York based Ghanian-Carribean fashion label, owned by identical twin models/bloggers Chantelle and Danielle Dwomoh-Piper have released their Fall/Winter 2016 collection. The sisters channel their extensive modelling experience into the new collection which deviates from their usual fare of ankara and kente fabric heavy maxi dresses with a-line skirt for striped jersey and sexier silhouettes.
This collection is also quite commercial, mirroring many of the high street market trends that have taken flight in the year; there are crop tops, thigh high slits on maxi skirts and cut outs plus some risky draping. It is simpler in design than we know the DPiper Twins for but the collection is better for it because the choice of fabric is allowed to shine through.
DPiper Twins are one of the few brands who have abandoned conventional fashion calendars in favour of a calendar that begins at the start of the seasons they are targeting and their collections are instantly available as they have abandoned the conventional fashion cycles.
With technology making it easier to eschew middle man marketing (retailers,) this approach reduces the risk of their designs being copied or replicated, and we think it works for them.
Check out the full collection below!
Photography: Andrew fennel (Instagram @andrewfennel)
Model: Ashley Molinaa (Instagram @ashleymolinaa)
Makeup & Hair stylist: Richard Loma (Instagram: @richardlomaxbeauty)