Ankara Print: Something new, something old

THANKS to young budding African designers, Ankara Print is going places this season. Who would have thought that African print, now known as Ankara, would make headlines in the fashion international magazines and even get to be featured highly international fashion events? This print has gone from being old and local one day to international and new the following day.
Amber Rose in Ankara dress.
Amber Rose in Ankara dress.

THANKS to young budding African designers, Ankara Print is going places this season. Who would have thought that African print, now known as Ankara, would make headlines in the fashion international magazines and even get to be featured highly international fashion events? This print has gone from being old and local one day to international and new the following day.

Welcome to the world of Ankara print. These designs have become so famous that Hollywood stars such as Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose have been spotted in Ankara Print.

Ankara print started with young designers who wanted to explore how far the print could go. They blended Ankara Print with other materials, and they came up with contemporary designs which are very stylish, and the result was a bomb!

Ankara print can make outfits from office to weddings. All types of accessories can be found in Ankara print as well.

Boyfriend jackets

This is what gave Ankara Print a breakthrough. Ankara Boyfriend Jacket has a vintage feel and at the same time modern-day look. Last weekend I attended a function graced by some of the top African artists, and a one Nigerian Musician, Chidnma of the Kedike fame, was looking hot in Ankara boyfriend jacket paired with black pants.

Ankara maxi dress

Give me Ankara Print maxi dress any day. These dresses can be worn every day and anywhere – they are laid-back and comfortable. With a jacket or sweater, Ankara Print maxi dress can be transformed from office to beach wear. Since some companies are still strict on dressing codes, you can own Ankara maxi dress to wear during leisure time and the weekend.

Menswear

Who said that Ankara is only meant for the ladies? This time men are having fun wearing their Ankara designs in all shades, colours and designs. From Boyfriend Jacket to slim pants, men look hot in this print.

Handbags/purses/sling bags

Everybody is rushing to own a bag made of Ankara Print. The fact that the Ankara prints usually come in mixed colours is an added advantage for they can blend with as many outfits as possible, depending on a particular print one has chosen. Ankara Print clutch can add a pop of colour to a little black dress or any other plain dress.

Shoes

I own Ankara print ballet flats, and they are a hit! They complement most of the outfits in my wardrobe and so they are a good choice.

Bangles/earrings

Ankara Print bangles and earrings are to die for. They are so beautiful and versatile pieces of jewellery. They come in all sizes and colours. The bangles look spectacular when each has its own colour and print. As for the earrings, they make you look like an African queen. These accessories are a must-have in your wardrobe this season.

Laptop pouches

Laptop pouches made of Ankara print look exquisite. They are so unique that it is now in vogue seeing people carrying their laptops in more interesting prints, compared to the black boring bags that we have been subjected to carry all these years.

Whether it’s a boyfriend jacket, slim pants, a bowtie, a pair of shoes or even other accessories, do not be left out – get anything made out of Ankara Print and feel good.

 

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