African prints, especially the Ankara fabric, is and has always been the fluid that fuels the engine of the burgeoning African fashion industry. Another thing that has risen the popularity of African prints is retail. As much as we love a custom made Ankara piece, we’ve slowly fallen in love with ready-to-wear Ankara designs which have helped increase the fabric’s commercial value.
The Ankara fabric is affordable, versatile and fun. In the past, the fabric was reserved as aso ebi for weddings and other ceremonial events, and while the Ankara designs were spectacular, it was however tough for the piece to be worn afterwards.
Right now, the target of many fashion houses is to create Ankara designs that attract buyers from all walks of life, and many brands have succeeded with this approach. The latest Ankara styles are dynamic and eclectic and you can find a look suitable for every casual and formal event.
We’ve curated some of the most interesting Ankara styles by designers you can be inspired by.
Check out the Ankara designs we’re currently crushing on…
Lavie by CK
SGTC by Détóké
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