GET KENTE INSPIRED

As most of you may know the Kente Cloth originated in Ghana and is still one of the true gems to still be made and sourced from Ghana. March the 6th marks Ghana Independence day we are sure many Ghanaians will be wearing there Kente cloths with pride.

However you do not have to be Ghanaian to wear the kente cloth, many like it because of its bright bold colours and royal look.

At the Styles Afrik we have used Kente Print in African Wax Cotton for our designs. So weather you want to make your dress in time to celebrate Ghana Independence or you wish to wear this for Prom or a wedding. Here are some inspirational designs.

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JUMPSUITS ARE BACK…AFRICAN STYLE

 

We say they never left !…….

Jumpsuits/Rompers/Boiler Suits have been around since the late 60’s , 70’s, throughout the years as always with fashion its had many makeovers.

In Spring/Summer 2013 Jumpsuits were re introduced to a new generation of fashionistas, GONE were the 80’s denim dungarees your mum got you to wear to school and IN were the one shoulder, off shoulder, strapless jumpsuits.

Then in 2014 we got hit with floral and patterns, so now you had jumpsuits in a floral print. In 2015 the boiler suit made an appearance. Forget your standard uniform boiler suits these were trendy and had flattering cuts that cinched in the waist to show the womanly figure teamed with accessories and some strappy heels or stilettos that was it for your night on the town.

One thing i love about a good Jumpsuit is its perfect for all occasions, you know that dress code ( Smart- Casual ) well a jumpsuit is perfect for that. Or if your going to a wedding, awards party, night on the town with the girls..with the right accessories and shoes its a wrap. We obviously will not focus on the matter of having completely undress in order to use the washroom. – Whoever said looking good was easy 

So as you all may know by now  i am an advocate for Bold Colours, Prints and Patterns so our 2017 Jumpsuit collection definitely had to incorporate this.

We currently have 3 Jumpsuit Silhouettes in our catalogue each of these pays homage to the jumpsuits from the late 60’s, 70’s, 80 and 2000’s ( notice we left out the noughts ) the less said about that decade the better lol.

So lets introduce you to Jumpsuit 1: OHEEMA CAPE JUMPSUIT- Meaning Queen in Twi Dialogue native to Ghana – Click Here to Shop 

This Jumpsuit gives a throwback to the 70’s/current trends, the use of the cape is very 70’s, then the one shoulder shows a bit of skin just to create that allure feel but not to much, the trousers are tailored cut and comes with a fitted waist to create a beautiful shape and silhouette. This definitely one of our favourites as seen worn by @kishmykurls. This design teamed with African print is amazing and can be worn to any event and is truly a showstopper.

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Jumpsuit 2 : SOFI OFF SHOULDER JUMPSUIT Click Here to shop 

They say the shoulder is one of the sexiest parts of a woman’s body…so if that is the case why not create a jumpsuit that shows exactly that. The Sofi Jumpsuit has a big bold flare that simply skims off the shoulder then has the latest trend to come back from the 50’s and 60’s ( The cigarette pants )  so combine the 2 together and you have a jumpsuit that shows off not only those sexy shoulders but also gives the illusion of having long gorgeous legs.

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Jumpsuit  3: HALI DEEP PLUNGE JUMPSUIT  Click here to shop

Well this jumpsuit is not for the shy, 2016 was all about the deep plunge and we have carried that over into 2017. Teamed with tailored trousers, again this is one of those jumpsuits teamed with strappy heels with gorgeous accessories looks amazing definitely a show stopper.

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So this concludes our jumpsuit edition guys hope you liked it be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and designs.

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AFRICAN INFLUENCED PROM DESIGNS FOR 2017!

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PROM 2017

Wether its your senior or junior prom this year be different and stand our from the crowd. Why shop from the same stores as your class mates and then get worried about who will wear the same dress as you.

Get your dress custom made to fit you perfectly without spending alot of money. Styles Afrik offers a variety of dresses perfect for prom or graduation.

WHEN TO ORDER 

With Prom just around the corner and the mass demand  globally, we are currently taking orders NOW. If you would like us to make your Prom Dress please place your orders ASAP to avoid disappointment. We cannot always guarantee that the print you like will still be available if you decide later on.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY DRESS TO COME

 We ask you to allow us 3-4 weeks to make your dress and deliver your garment. However just in case you may require further alterations we ask you to order asap to allow enough time. We deliver worldwide!

DO WE MAKE MATCHING ITEMS FOR YOUR ESCORT

If you are being escorted on that special day why not get something matching using the same fabric for your escort. Step into prom as a couple in style.

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KENTE CLOTH INSPIRATION ( OUR TRIBUTE TO GHANA)

So as many of you may know at Styles- Afrik we love to use Kente Print in alot of our designs. So we thought today we would share with you the history behind the Kente Cloth and what each colour on a Kente Cloth represents.

So here is some history……

Kente cloth, known as nwentom in Akan, is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Akan ethnic group of South Ghana. Kente is made in Akan lands such as Ashanti Kingdom, (Bonwire, Adanwomase, Sakora Wonoo, Ntonso in the Kwabre areas of the Ashanti Region) and by Akans in Ivory Coast. It is also worn by many other groups who have been influenced by Akans. It is the best known of all African textiles.

 It is an Akan royal and sacred cloth worn only in times of extreme importance and was the cloth of kings. Over time, the use of Kente became more widespread. However, its importance has remained and it is held in high esteem with Akans.

Meanings of the colours in Kente cloth:

  • black—maturation, intensified spiritual energy
  • blue—peacefulness, harmony and love
  • green—vegetation, planting, harvesting, growth, spiritual renewal
  • gold—royalty, wealth, high status, glory, spiritual purity
  • grey—healing and cleansing rituals; associated with ash
  • maroon—the color of mother earth; associated with healing
  • pink—assoc. with the female essence of life; a mild, gentle aspect of red
  • purple—assoc. with feminine aspects of life; usually worn by women
  • red—political and spiritual moods; bloodshed; sacrificial rites and death.
  • silver—serenity, purity, joy; associated with the moon
  • white—purification, sanctification rites and festive occasions
  • yellow—preciousness, royalty, wealth, fertility, beauty

Legend

Legend has it that Kente was first made by two Akan friends who went hunting in an the Asanteman forest found a spider making its web. The friends stood and watched the spider for two days then returned home and implemented what they had seen.

Styles Afrik Kente Designs

So to honour the 2 hunters here are some of the designs we have put together

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AVA Coat with Matching POKUA Shift Dress ( Sold Separately ) Prices Includes Fabrics AVA Coat : £150 | $180 | Euro 176 POKUA Dress: £65 | $80 | Euro 76 If purchased as a set: £250 | $308 | Euro 293

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YAA Dress Including Fabric £78 | $96 | Euro 92

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AFUA Dress Including Fabric £125| $155 | Euro 145

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