How have you been? Its been a very hectic 2 weeks for me but i thank God things are back to normal :) :) :) :)
A few days ago, i was thinking about our local ankara print and how designers all over the world are embracing it and i couldn't help but smile. Its exciting times to be creating pieces made from ankara or wax print as the west like to call it :)
Everyone is wearing Ankara and print inspired pieces. It amost feels like an overkill but I'm loving it! It's the unleashing of African fashion on the world...... First Lady, Michelle Obama landed in South Africa wearing a print jacket Nigerian Lawyer turned designer Duro Olowu (Love his designs so much, check out some of his designs from my blog archive on "The Rainbow is in this summer"), she also wore one of his african inspired dress on a dinner date with the President and even another on Oprah's show..Michelle loves Duro Olowu..that's for sure!
Spotted on Beyonce and Solange Knowles, Alicia Keys and tons of other celebs, Ankara/print wax fabrics are no doubt the rave of the moment. With the release of Burberry's Prorsum 2012 collection featuring Ankara, these are great times for African fashion afterall Burberry has always stood for tradition and heritage.
What's interesting is the versatility of the print fabric. From Aldo Ankara (Forwood) shoes available at £65. I luv luv luv them, to ankara bags, clutch purses, earrings, head bands, bangles, bikini's...... and the list goes on.....phewwww!!!!
I personally love the color it adds to whatever skin tone or outfit.......
Looks like the ankara renaissance is here to stay, can't get enough of it.
Mrs. O in Jide Olowu print jacket
Mrs. O in Jide Olowu dress
Burberry's Prorsum 2012 collection
Our own JBL i just love her designs
Alicia rocking this short print dress
Luv, luv, luv beyonce's look and the scarf is on point
The ankara Basic Tee
Aldo (forwood) shoes
Ankara accessories i adore. (Must have)
My favorite. Love everything about this bag, the size, color, design, the damask print on the side