AFRICAN FASHION TO DIE FOR 2!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hello there :))
This week being the long awaited African Fashion Week New York which begins today 11th July and ends on 17th July,I thought it would be wise to feature some African designs that pretty much interest me,one of them is the Ankara Clothing.Ankara is a word used by Yoruba Speakers when referring to printed wax.It originated from Gold Coast and was spread all over west Africa.
The beautiful dress worn by the model is made of Ankara Fabric.The color is vibrant.Most important is to note that Ankara is primarily made in Ghana.It can be worn in various styles. The funky prints and patterns as worn by celebrities like Beyonce and Alicia Keys as you can see...
The fact that the likes of Beyonce n Alicia Keys embrace this new Ankara Craze is a big deal for as Africans this shows that our culture is being embraced in the modern world and that Old is Gold for sure.Remember the days of tie n die?Am sure some of us when we were young owned at least something that was tie and die i remember my neighbour used to make tie n die outfits and i would really admire them because they looked very artistic.

Suno is also one of the well known African Design.if you check out this link you will read that it was founded in 2008 by Max Ostererweirs after more than a decade of collecting textiles in visits in Kenya....yap that's right our very own motherland.The designs and Developments take place in New York City but majority of the collection is produced right here in Kenya.
Check out that coat pretty unique,i would love to know how much they cost.


You can spot Rihanna wearing a Sunno,she looks fabulous.

Boxing Kitten is also another fashion craze that is catching up fast.Solange Knowles is spotted in Boxing Kitten

 Also Naima,you can read more of it boxing kitten collection  here

I intend to feature more of African Designs in my Blog.I would highly appreciate your comments and views on African Fashion!

Vonette!
  1. ankara and other african materials are everywhere now. not just in african designers collections but everywhere. they are beautiful but i feel overloaded sometimes

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