London's certainly been leading the way in creating some of the most colorful clothes in menswear today, but they're also ahead of the pack when it comes to thoughtful, artful lookbooks that make you stop and think (Shaun Samson's Caravaggio-grunge-inspired latest comes to mind). Design duo Agi & Sam, nee Agape Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, took a complicated theme for their most recent called "Watu Nguvu” (People Power in Swahili), imagining what the world would look like if, as they put it, the last few hundred years had seen Africa exploting the West and not the other way around. Whatever their intentions, they've created a truly contemporary, worldy take on office-ware, mixing Raf Simons-style prints in with loose tunics, shapely suits and blown-out tweed-y plaids.
Agi & Sam’s Artful African-Inspired New Lookbook
March 25, 2014