Bono’s back in fashion for Ali’s Edun

Bono and Rihanna had front-row seats as his wife’s ethical fashion range Edun unveiled its spring collection at New York Fashion Week.

Ali Hewson, who founded Edun with husband Bono to promote ethically sourced clothing, were all smiles as the ‘Africa-facing’ brand showcased prints, patterns and dots.

Designer Danielle Sherman said the collection was “Nigeria-inspired”. She included large silver pendants in the Tuareg style created by artisan Moussa Albaka to help represent “balance and unity”, something also expressed in the juxtaposition of perfect digitally created circles mixed with irregular ones in prints.

The brand produced about 92% of its previous collection of resort wear in Africa. It was the highest percentage of Edun manufacturing from its plants in Madagascar and Kenya since the company was created in 2005.

Sherman carried the circle motif into large belt buckles for many looks.

Meanwhile, black leather trimmed a white and gray crop-top worn with matching judo-inspired pants.

Shoes, including flats, were created to match the clothes — dots included — in another of the brand’s collaborations with Manolo Blahnik.

Rihanna was dressed elegantly in white, while Laurie Anderson, the widow of Lou Reed, was also among the stylish front row big names

With more celebrity guests and models than you could shake an ethically sourced stick at, highlights on day four of Fashion Week, included shows from Diane von Fürstenberg, Donna Karan and Versus Versace. Naomi Campbell and Kim Kardashian’s younger half-sister, Kendall Jenner were just two of the modelling heavyweights (so to speak) to sashay down the runway at von Fürstenberg’s, French Riveria- inspired 2015 spring/summer collection.

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