As most of you might know, ankara print fabrics are colorful cloths that are primarily associated with the African culture because of it’s motifs.

 

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Even though ankara print fabrics are associated with the African culture, it’s origins are not authentically and wholly African.

 

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Dutch wax prints started out as cheap mass-produced imitations of Indonesian batik fabric.

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It was originally intended for the Indonesian market but found a more enthusiastic market in West Africa, where it became symbols of traditional and high quality fashion.

 

 

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Indo-African by Eugene Simms features a merge of Indonesian and African (ankara print) fashion.

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The concept focuses on Indo-African menswear with a little influence from the Indian culture.

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Eugene did an amazing job creatively directing and styling this editorial.

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I would love to see this concept from a womenswear perspective.

Find out more information on the origins of ankara prints on a previous post.

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Credits

Wardrobe Stylist & Creative Director: Eugene Simms
Photographer: Mykl Anthony
Model: James Brandon

Creative Consultant: Jacqueline Weah of LOFA Magazine & Troy Massa of Leone CMG

Fashion Designers: LaviebyCK, Nikki Billie Jean & Boveda World Arts
Accessory Designers: Lady V Bijoux4u & Unique by Reelia

Make-Up Artist: TruFace Makeup by Grace
Hair Stylist: Brian Mitchell

 Post on NikkiBillieJean.com

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Nikki Billie Jean

Founder/CEO/Editor-In-Chief

Nikki Billie Jean is the founder and editor-in-chief of All Things Ankara. She is also a fashion designer, fashion stylist, fashion director, campaign producer and event producer. View more of her work at: www.nikkibilliejean.com

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