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We’ve mentioned this before, but African fashion has taken the globe by storm, showing up on world renowned catwalks, the hottest designer lines, and filling fashionista closets everywhere. Stylecaster, a fashion news and trends website, found that Pinterest searches for African print fashion has gone up 229 percent—so as you can see African fashion is trending and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. So in honor of Africa’s fashion takeover, let’s share a few trending African dress styles for...
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Although it’s been almost a year since Black Panther made its debut to historic numbers, remnants of African influence are still sprinkled across the New York Fashion Week runways for Spring 2019. Monopolizing on the renewed interest in distinct African styles, these forward-looking fashion trends are evidence that African fashion is here to stay. 1. Tie Dye Photo courtesy of Fashionista Tie dye made a big comeback on the Spring/Summer 2019 runways. Although you may think of tie-dye as a...
Africa is often called “The Motherland” and for good reason. The continent has shaped culture in diaspora communities in Western countries via migration of its people over the centuries. Take a look at just a few examples of these African cultural artifacts that provide a tangible connection to the African diaspora and its African heritage. An African Heritage Crop that is a Symbol of Southern Cooking Southern cooking wouldn’t be recognizable without the banana shaped green vegetable called Okra. A...
Whether you’re neck scarf deep in the latest fashion trends or just casually googling what was popular 2 years ago, it’s hard not to notice the global take-over of African fashion. Traditional African prints, patterns, and textures have been showing themselves on the runways of the most influential designers more and more every year. With this worldwide exposure putting more African clothing in people’s wardrobe, it’s important we have successful and fashionable influencers pointing us in the right direction. So,...
African fashion is all about symbolism and stories, and color plays an important role in telling those stories. Close your eyes and imagine what is African fashion. You’ll likely envision a variety of bright colors arranged in an energetic geometric pattern so intriguing, you’ll be tempted to look closer and longer. Needless to say, gold is a powerful symbol of wealth, high status, and royalty in many African countries. A woman or man who dares to suit up in the...