THE BLOG

Double Vision: Meet the Pairs of Twins Who Are Revolutionizing African Fashion (PHOTOS)

03/26/2015 05:09 pm ET | Updated May 26, 2015

Say goodbye to the Olsen twins-- and hello to these sibling pairs, who are bringing their own unique vision to the world of African-influenced fashion.

You may not know their names yet, but it won't be long until you do, because these young people are talented and creative. They are twins, of African descent, bloggers for the most part, and they are part of a group of "elite influencers" who are blazing a trail in fashion.

Twins have always fascinated most people -- and the Internet is no exception. Thanks to this inherent power, these twins have managed to make a name for themselves, acquiring incredible amounts of followers. Praised by acclaimed publishers such as Vogue and The Coveteur for some. Approached by brands such as Diesel, Adidas and And Other Stories for others. Collaborations continue raining down for these stylish doubles. However, we must not forget the point: these young people represent our generation. One that is proud of its cultural heritage, proud to be ebony, proud of their curly hair, proud of our style of clothes. Below are some very inspiring and inspired representatives of this "Afro-cosmopolitan" generation for you to discover and follow!

The Quann sisters

Crédit photo: urbanbushbabes

Cipriana and Takenya Quann are currently the most in-vogue twins in the blogosphere.

The Quann sisters are American and live in New York. Cipriana is the co-founder of the celebrated lifestyle blog "Urban Bush Babes" which, among other topics, celebrates the beauty of natural hair. Takenya, aka TK Wonder, is an electronic music artist. Their sense of style and their outrageous beauty have seduced many, judging by the number of brands that are fighting over them. Between advertising campaigns for the Gap, And Other Stories (a subsidiary of H&M), and interviews for Vogue, The New York Times, Refinery 29, as well as The Coveteur, I think we haven't heard the last of them.


Crédit photo: urbanbushbabes


Crédit photo: urbanbushbabes


Crédit photo: urbanbushbabes


Crédit photo: urbanbushbabes


Crédit photo: urbanbushbabes

The Mukheli brothers

Crédit photo: iseeadifferentyou

Justice and Innocent Mukheli (yes, those are their real names) are South African and live in Johannesburg. They are part of the a group called "I see a different you," a collective of photographers.

They are known thanks to their blog of the same name, on which they share their pictures of South Africa as they see it and live it. An authentic portrait, imbued with the creativity of youth, that offers another image of this complex country.

Spotted by Diesel, the twins were involved in the advertising campaign for the launch of the collection "Edun X Diesel," to promote talented Africans and fashion that is made in Africa. With their strong reputation, they were also able to showcase their work at an exhibition in Tokyo. I had the good fortune to interview the brothers and I can report that they're not only super cute -- they're also very humble.


Crédit photo: iseeadifferentyou


Crédit photo: iseeadifferentyou


Crédit photo: iseeadifferentyou


Crédit photo: iseeadifferentyou


Crédit photo: iseeadifferentyou

The Boykin sisters

Crédit photo: sashansable

Sasha and Sable Boykin are based in New York and they are involved in both modeling and acting. Self-proclaimed feminists and vegetarians, they share their values and inspirations on their blog, Bunntyland, as well as on Instagram. They have collaborated on numerous music videos and commercials (including Adidas) and completed an editorial for the H & M fashion magazine.


Crédit photo: sashansable

Crédit photo: sashansable

Crédit photo: sashansable

Crédit photo: sashansable

The Durimel brothers

Crédit photo: durimel

France, represent! Meet Jalan and Jibril Durimel. Originally from Guadeloupe, Jalan and Jibril live in Los Angeles. In their 20s, they pursue film studies and already have a very distinctive style. They made themselves known thanks to their street style blog, Durimel, on which they depict and share polished and minimalist editorials that reveal their taste for vintage pieces and bright colors.

Their sense of style and photography are beloved by various brands. In fact, the Durimel brothers have had numerous collaborations with Levi's as well as Etudes studio, and magazines such as Pause Magazine, GQ and Pop Eye Magazine.

Crédit photo: durimel

Crédit photo: durimel

Crédit photo: durimel

Crédit photo: durimel

Crédit photo: durimel

Crédit photo: durimel

Crédit photo: durimel

The Dotson sisters

Crédit photo: Coco and Breezy

Corianna aka Coco, and Brianna aka Breezy, are the Dotson sisters. Based in New York, they have created their own brand of glasses, "Coco and Breezy," that seeks to make sunglasses the main element of any wardrobe and regulate clothing to the rank of accessory. Worn by Prince, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and even Rihanna, the Dotson sisters' glasses have achieved an undeniable and unanimous success. But no doubt their ability to stand out is also thanks to their own style, at once vintage, rock and punk.

Crédit photo: Coco and Breezy

Crédit photo: Coco and Breezy

Crédit photo: Coco and Breezy

Crédit photo: Coco and Breezy

Crédit photo: Coco and Breezy

Crédit photo: Coco and Breezy

The Giggs brothers

Crédit photo: lfantnyc

Chris and Clayton Giggs are the co-founders of the brand Lfant. Through this brand, they want to highlight values that are close to their hearts: being proud of where you come from while still being open to the world, travel, and other cultures. Discreet but no less talented, they stand out because of the "lookbooks" from their brand, in which they are featured.

The two angelic-faced brothers were featured on the Cosby Show (they played the child of the character Lisa Bonet).

Crédit photo: lfantnyc

Crédit photo: lfantnyc

Crédit photo: lfantnyc

The Massena sisters

Crédit photo: Elle South Africa

Suzane and Suzana Massena were born and live in Salvador de Bahia, in Brazil. These two sisters, who decided to pursue their modeling career together, are already making a name on the catwalk. They have walked as much on South African catwalks as they have in Brazilian shows. Their pretty, youthful faces made the cover of the latest Elle South Africa and they have already completed numerous editorials for Vogue and Marie Claire, as well as Glamour.

Crédit photo: Elle South Africa

Crédit photo: No Brasil

Crédit photo: Suzana e Suzane Massena

Crédit photo: Suzana e Suzane Massena

Crédit photo: Marie Claire

Crédit photo: Suzana e Suzane Massena

The Dwomoh-Piper sisters

Crédit photo: dpipertwins

Danielle and Chantelle Dwomoh-Piper are the sisters behind the Dpipertwins brand. Based today in New York, the twins spent part of their childhood in Ghana and they clearly assert their cultural heritage through their brand, which is heavily loaded with kente and waxprint fabrics.

Danielle and Chantelle have already received praise from the mainstream press, such as WWD and The New York Daily News, and they were able to display their talent during Glitz Fashion Week parades in Ghana as well as those of Los Angeles and New York.

This post was originally published on HuffPost France and was translated into English.