For the sake of lovers of African fabrics and styles, today, I bring you some African fabrics and designs I made when I Visited Lagos, Nigeria. This is a try on haul where I shared the fancy modern designs you could create by using fabrics like Ankara and Lace. In Nigeria or in Africa in general, the concept is called “cut and sow”, whereby you buy the fabrics and hand them over to a Designer or Tailor or Dress Maker to make for you. It is known around the world as “made-to measure”. When you hand over your fabrics to the Tailor to make for you, you can either choose your style from a magazine or catalogue or you sketch or create them by yourself. In my own case, I always choose the later and work closely with my Tailor.
It is amazing how things change and how the world can embrace the “impossible”. Once upon a time, the fashion movers and shakers consider fabrics like Ankara too loud, too bold, too colourful and too in your face. But now, the too loud, too bold, too colourful and too in your face African fabrics is / are now “taking over” the fashion scene with people like the Editor in Chief of Vogue – Anna Wintour, Rihanna and Beyonce to mention a few have been spotted wearing Ankara….
Today, I bring you some of the designs I created alongside my Tailor who gave me 100% of her time to make it happen even when I wasn’t there. It was a smooth ride compared to some tailoring experience I have had before. So, I have 4 pieces all together and I hope that you find them exciting and fun. Please do watch…..
I do hope you enjoyed the try on and how do you like the fabrics. Please tell me which one is your favourite? Would love to hear from you. I will do styling of all the pieces on the blog real soon, so, stay locked here.
Please, if you have any questions about the prints or you need help connecting with the Tailor. Do let me know and I will hook you up ASAP.
Do take care and Much Love, Mojisola