When thinking of new ways to wear African prints for all seasons,
wearing the usual Ankara dress in Autumn will not just cut it. So wearing a bag made of it seems more like a sensible idea.
Living in London and finding New ways to wear African prints for all seasons is not an easy task.
Ankara is still a very seasonal fabric, which is why Africans in Africa can easily wear it all year round thanks to the beautiful tropical weather. Unlike in Europe, and precisely the UK where we somehow end up with 9 months of cold weather. View Post
In no particular order, here are the designers who made me appreciate African fashion, even more, this year. I was very much looking forward to the best of Africa Fashion Week 2018. With the Africa Fashion Week London platform becoming the biggest in Europe showcasing over 800 emerging designers & exhibitors, from Africa, Europe, and America, to almost 70,000 visitors and is now a highlight on the annual fashion calendar in London.
What I like about AFWL, it brings value to designers through, contacts, experience, and knowledge within the fashion community. Where for this year, I got to meet so many friends and just catch up and truthfully I had a blast.
Fashion for Africa competition and pop up;
The pop up was last Friday in the popular China Town. It was all about Discovering African designers and creatives at the one-day event in the heart of the West End. With the entry being free, it meant: shopping to the max, networking with fellow artists, and entertainment at the African themed reception. View Post
Wax prints film: Is what we call African fabric really African?
The documentary I filmed with Aiwan Obinyan Wax prints film: Is what we call African fabric really African? Is currently touring at movies festivals around Uk and soon internationally. And last Sunday it first aired at Bradford movie festival(Hooray!) View Post