From dashikis to maxi dresses, this trend has been super popular. We love how famous designers like some of our favorites, Stella Jean, Balenciaga and Valentino are embracing this traditional African fabric. It not only embraces the culture, it also brings vibrant colors and designs to high fashion. The African Diaspora inspired the designs that include Kitenge cloths, bark cloths and Kente cloths. If you’re looking for somewhere to purchase these looks, we have got you covered.
Check out some of our favorite sites to snag these looks.
Photo Credit: https://zuvaa.com Date Retrieved: 6/24/2016
How cute is this dress from Zuvaa ? We love the bright and striking colors in this gown. This lovely dress can also be worn as a jacket. Pair it with simple but bold accessories and you have an award winning look!
Photo Credit: https://zuvaa.com
Date Retrieved: 6/24/2016
You can find this dress, and more great looks from Zuvaa’s Website . The CEO and Founder of Zuvva, Kelechi, says that she started Zuvaa because she wanted to see change in the fashion industry.
As an African-American Woman of Nigerian Heritage I grew up with African textiles, they were always an integral part of my culture. Growing up, I often found it difficult to find modern and trendy African Inspired pieces. I created Zuvaa to fill this void.
Photo Credit: http://www.grass-fields.com/
Date Retrieved: 6/24/2016
We all know the jumpsuit is definitely a trend for this season. Combine the two trends and you will be streetstyle chic. Grass Fields is the site to browse if you’re in the market for cute traditional African prints. This jumpsuit from their website is so fab!
Ohema Ohene is another gem. British fashion brand, Ohema Ohene pronouced ‘Oh-he-maa Oh-he-nee’ specializing in African inspired fashion was created in 2008 by British born designer Abenaa Pokuaa. It was founded in London, the name meaning Queen & King in the Ghanaian language of Twi was in reference of her Ghanaian heritage and plans to create a brand for both Men and Women.
Photo Credit: https://www.nakimuli.com Date Retrieved: 6/24/2016
With summer just starting we know you have to heat it up on the beach or at the pool in the latest swimwear. Nakimuli combines the traditional prints in lovely swimsuits. The brand isn’t just limited to swimwear of course, they have a wide range of beautiful pieces showcasing the African print style. NAKIMULI is revolutionizing fashion;it embraces a love of self at any size, inspires sisterhood, individuality, comfort, and lots of fierceness.
Be bold; become your own trendsetter. Dream. Explore. Dare.
This style can even found on the latest accessories. Zabba Designs has got you covered if you’re looking for everything from head wraps to shoes. This clutch from their website is a must have. It will look great paired with a simple LBD and colorful, strappy sandals. Mai Bradley also created this brand to empower women of all sizes to rock anything with confidence.
Which piece will you be adding to your wardrobe?