Monday, August 6, 2012

ANKARA REVOLUTION AT AFRICA FASHION WEEK 2012 EXHIBITION STALLS

Africa Fashion Week 2012 was probably one of the most colourful African themed events I have been to in London and one thing that was clearly evident was the infusion of African prints (Ankara/Kente/Aso-Oke) into the most beautiful pieces you could ever imagine. Bags, shoes, dresses, ties and with all things African prints, you would have thought it would feel like an overkill but guess what? People loved it shopping the stalls like its the new "ish".. Checkout some pieces that caught our eyes..
Shoes by Dionne Gooding

While Sinem filmed the event on her iphone, we spotted her shoes by Dionne
Gooding...*wink!

Showcasing leather pieces and ethic bags..Didi Creations

Alabi Couture..

These ladies sold ankara headwraps...

Congo styled head wraps...Lovely..

Structured clutches


Ankara and Kente Sneakers..

Ankara Peplum dresses by Eldimaa


Aso-Oke Ties by TY

Ankara bags by Nisy's from Nigeria...


Ella & Gabby from Nigeria 

I was really impressed with the intricate bead work on
 this Ella and Gabby Dress
The dress looked hot on the runway...


Price? Around £600... smile..it's gorgeous!



By Sapelle 

Some authentically african beadwork

Eldimaa Fashion 




By Jem Accessories...


Hats by Crown LTD Nigeria



Gorgeous!

And the Ankara lovers shopped big time...


Gotta love the asymmetric skirt..

Erm...intresting...!!!

ankara infused necklace

Ankara hair pieces...

 You've gotta love the 'African print Revolution' trust me it's catching on big time. Looks like Ankara is going to stick with us for a very very long time....Viva African Fashion I say!!!

More AFWL 2012 coverage to come...

7 comments:

  1. Apart from that beaded Ella & Gabby dress, everything else looks sub-standard.

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  2. Why cant We appreciate people's effort that's why as Nigerians We don't Progress, some people's comments are nasty... to this anonymous person, what have U made that U r commenting on others effort...come on...
    WELL DONE GUYS YOU HAVE DONE WELL......

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  3. Love the pieces and would definitely rock some pieces...pop in my blog and check out how i rocked my kitenge peplum :)
    http://erenesown.blogspot.com/2012/11/kitenge-peplum.html

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  4. I love ankara fashion. I read a very interesting article about it @
    http://foreignukraine24.com/ankara-fashion-is-taking-over/

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  5. I love ankara fashion. I read a very interesting article about it @
    http://foreignukraine24.com/ankara-fashion-is-taking-over/

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  6. I love the ankara prints especially the shoes and hair pieces...love love love, great blog looking foward to visiting more often.

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