In recent years, we have seen the influx of African print clothing in mainstream fashion. Designers like Steve Madden, Forever21, Zara and H&M classify this category of clothing as ethnic fashion. As a fashionista with deep African roots from Nigeria, West Africa, adorning these uniquely authentic pieces is almost like a second nature.
Most of my childhood Sunday service clothes were made out of Ankara fabric. Other equally breathtaking African print fabrics include Kente, Kitenge, Aso Oke, Dashiki, and Gele. The patterns and specially selected colors of these fabric hold significant meanings to the area where they originate from.