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Ethnic fusion designs

By | July 14th 2010 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

By Wambui Thimba

African-inspired fashion embraces the continent’s infinite cultural diversity

through the use of bold, rich and vibrant prints. Modern African designs are made from fabrics such as the lesso or Kitenge. This makes the outfits appealing to both local and international markets.

Some of the African designs.

African clothing has a rich history and each style reflects the backgrounds of the diverse cultures.

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Women who want to enhance their style and at same time celebrate their African heritage should consider the various African designs.

To add colour and more diversity to the outfits, pair them with coloured tights, socks or leggings. Complete the outfit with a funky pair of heels and jewellery.

Model: Gloria Atkins

Photographer: Anthony Kigondu

Shoes: Ragia Boutique, Shop G6, CityGate Mall opposite Jazz Bar, Moi Avenue, Price: Sh3500

Socks, tights and leggings: Basic Intimates, 2nd floor, Nakumatt Lifestyle, Nairobi.

Price: Sh450 — Sh1500

Clothes and accessories: Bahati Clothing, Klubhouse, Parklands (www.bahati.me)

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