ANKARA Print Lookbook – The Print that is Taking Over the World

The Ankara print comes in different patterns, designs, colours and texture. They are very popular in West Africa and more common amongst the Yorubas. However, it is important to know that the most popular tribes in Nigeria (igbo, hausa and yoruba) all wear the Ankara print. They are also popular amongst many other African countries but some prints are more peculiar to those countries like the Kente print which is very popular in Ghana.

Ankara is not only limited to Africans in Africa but many Africans in diaspora including Black Americans have embraced the print. The likes of Beyonce, Rihanna and Anna Wintour have been seen wearing the Ankara print.

 

AFRICAN QUEEN | SILK BLOUSE & ANKARA PRINT

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Hi Everyone, Welcome! Hope your weekend was great. I had a fantastic weekend. I also did a make over for one of my lovely “younger” friend who attended her graduation debs.
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The African print(ankara) is basically taking its place in the fashion world. This last summer, I saw them in stores like Zara, Asos and also some high end fashion like Stella Jean.  Jewel by Lisa has her own custom prints, she is one of the designers in Nigeria who is passionate about the ankara print.
In this post I am wearing a simple pencil skirt which was custom made for me the last time I went to Lagos, Nigeria. I did my little sketch and my tailor did a fantastic job making the skirt to my specification. I wanted fitted and midi and that was exactly what I got. Even though it is officially Autumn, the weather is still very nice and bright here in Ireland. The weather is my reason for wearing this gorgeous skirt. If I am been honest, I am not looking forward to the colder months.