By Noelia de la Cruz, May 19th, 2010
Boxing Kitten’s Resort 2010 collection is enough to send anyone’s eyes into a frenzy. Described by designer Maya Amina Lake as “ethnic rockabilly,” we had to do a double take when we saw the high-waisted pants and skirts, bustier tops and cropped blazers: were these the costumes behind Beyoncé’s “Why Don’t You Love Me” video? Not exactly. Taking midcentury 50s style and updating it with vivacious African prints, the line combines the attitude of the Supremes, a palette of trippy hippie colors and the modern tribal trend to create a melting pot all its own.
For fans of Boxing Kitten’s eclectic style, shoes and headpieces that display similar patterns are available along with the collection at the line’s web store. And eclectic you must be: a Boxing Kitten girl should be equally at home listening to Buddy Holly or Erykah Badu.