Outfit Of The Day: African Fashion Week Houston

12/23/2016



The cat's out of the bag guys. I'm Nigerian. No, our language doesn't have clicks in it (That's more of a Bantu thing), and yes there are a few foods we eat with our hands (namely fufu!). Hands down one of the best and most distinctive aspect of my culture is African Fashion. What better place to explore the prints, colors, styles of local designers that African Fashion Week Houston. 


African Fashion Week Houston is put on annually in October by FOSE (Fall of Signature Essence). 
This year I was invited to blog and checking out both the fashion show (which was amazing!) and vendor trade show with all kinds of African inspired goodies. And by that I mean food and clothing!  Here's what I wore...

 


One thing I love about African clothing is that's almost always couture. Most Nigerians I know (myself included) have a tailor/seamstress on speed dial! You never know when you'll need someone to whip up a little something something.

This two piece matching set was made in Nigeria. I picked out this bold peacock inspired Ankara fabric, had my measurements taken, and voila in a matter of weeks I had a custom set. I wanted something bold, but cut in a fitting shape. The tailor did a phenomenal job of maintaining the integrity of the pattern. The pattern looks seamless and symmetrical. 



Versatile pieces are a must to get the best out of your wardrobe. This can be worn as a set or as separates. Throw on a white tank with the bottoms or jeans with the top. Loving this! 

What are your thoughts on African Fashion? What runway designers have you seen incorporating African style, prints and design? 

Comment below!  Share with a friend who would rock this! 


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