Summer is soon upon us which means black is out and bold patterns are in. But instead of going with the traditional floral, inkat, and gingham prints that typically characterize the season, mix it up with designs that pay homage to your African roots. Not sure where to begin? Here are five African fashion brands you should have on your radar whether you’re on the hunt for a simple bracelet, an eye-catching headwrap, or a full matching ensemble.
Llulo strives to make Ankara fabric “wearable in every way, shape, and form” and the designs on their website show they’ve accomplished that goal. Not only does the brand make an array of tops and bottoms for men and women, they also create home decor, from pillows shaped like the continent to blankets and other tapestry.