STYLES AFRIK DOES PROM SEASON 2017

So Prom and Graduation Season is finally here…..

This year we have had the pleasure of being part of some our young ladies and gentleman’s special day.

Traditionally young ladies and gents would purchase a evening gown and tuxedo from a department store or boutique, however in the last few years more of these same young couples are now choosing to be unique to add bold colours and prints to their end of year dances, to add some culture and history to dresses.

And this is where we come along, we make tailored garments to just for occasions like this. We have been so honoured to have been chosen to make these beautiful dresses for these beautiful young ladies and couples that we wanted to share some of this with you. As the season continues globally we will regularly been showing you snippets from what our ladies choose to wear on the day, all of which you can also purchase. We have also included images from ladies who have chosen our services for their pagents or ceremonial events.

The dress all the girls are wearing is the BISA Dress is different fabrics click here to shop:

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Please send us your comments we would love to hear your feedback, if you are reading this and have a Prom coming up or a big occasion then please visit our online store at: www. stylesafrik.co.uk where you can view all our designs.

 

 

 

TOP 10: Red Carpet and Prom Dress African Style ( Be Inspired )

Hi Everyone

Today we are publishing Styles Afriks Top 10 Red Carpet and Prom Dresses Must haves for 2017.

This is no particular order, however these are some of favourites that we know will dazzle on the red carpet or at any event.

If you disagree with our top 10 send us comment and let us know what you would include in your Top 10.

So Lets Start:

No.1 : ENYA One Shoulder Dress – This is a New Edition to Styles Afrik only just launching yesterday but we know its going to be very popular. Fusing African Print with Luxurious Duchess Satin this will look amazing on all shapes and sizes. Click Here to Shop

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No 2 : LATRICE  PANELLED ARM CUFF DRESS – One of our best sellers the latrice is a very flattering fit using African print to create a curvy silhouette in the front and back of the dress and Duchess satin to smooth the sides of the dress. Available in over 70 different fabrics. Order your now Click Here to Shop 

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NO.3 OHEEMA JUMPSUIT – Another Top Seller, Red Carpets don’t always have to be dresses, this cape jumpsuit is definitely a show stopper. A very flattering fit with tailored trousers. Pair this with some strapped heels and watch them stare… Click Here To Shop 

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No.4 POKUA DRESS – If you love fitted mermaid strapless dresses then this one is definitely for you. Using African print for the body of the dress and then wait for it 2 layers of duchess satin for the lower skirt, with its long train hopefully no one will step on it out of pure jealousy lol

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NO.5 KAMILYA 2 PIECE fish tail dress – This dress is not for the faint hearted with its off shoulder sleeve and cross over top exposing a little mid reef we love this dress as it allows you to be sexy but classy. Click Here to Shop

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No.6  AFUA Strappy Mermaid Dress  – We love the silhouette of this strappy dress, with its low back and exposing thick straps low cut v neckline it is soo chic Click Here to Shop

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NO.7 SADE FOLD OVER DRESS – Raise you hand if you this shoulders are sexy…well we do and thats why we designed the SADE dress…With its fitted silhouette dress and exposing fold over top this dress enhances all the right features. Click Here to Shop 

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No.8 BISA Mermaid Dress – One of the first designs in the Styles Afrik catalogue this one is definitely a classic and the one good thing about classics is they never go out of style.

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No.9 LOLA Panelled Wiggle Dress – Lets keep it simple, lets show off some shoulders a little leg and some cleavage with this Lola Combination dress. Click Here to Shop 

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Last on the list:  NO.10 The AVA Maxi Coat and AKUA shift dress can be Worn Separately or together or you can also add our Cigarette trousers as well. Whatever the combination guaranteed you will look like an African Princess.

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So we hope you enjoyed our top 10 to view all the designs listed here visit www.stylesafrik.co.uk please leave us your comments at the bottom also.

Have a Great Day x

 

STYLES AFRIK WEBSITE IS NOW LIVE

Hello All

We are pleased to confirm that our website is now Live and Open for orders.

Please visit

www.stylesafrik.co.uk

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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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BUSY BUSY BUSY

What an amazing few weeks we have had, with record orders received, our team are hard at work making all of your orders ready to deliver to you on time. Here are a few snap shots of our production at work.

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StylesAfrik Salutes You Solange!

Greetings fabulous people, it has been a little while since our last check in and we have been busy creating a very special surprise for all our StylesAfrik shoppers! All will be revealed in due course..

It always gets us excited when we see sensational print outfits worn by our favourite celebrities, check out the wonderful ladies below..

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However there is one female songstress who is not afraid to release her inner awesomeness, her name is Solange Knowles!

We have decided to dedicate this post as a tribute to SOLANGE’S INSPIRATIONAL STYLE JOURNEY!!!!!

Never knowingly under-dressed this Sister of a Diva is a complete epitome of pure ORIGINALITY! She is proving to be an accomplished fashionista and we love it!

(Let be known that she also has the BEST legs in the game!)

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Sit back and relax as we relive an array of sass and style. Whether it’s her hairstyle or her shoe game it’s only right we salute this über cool minx.

Solange Trends A Casual Head-Tie Look With Ease!

Solange Trends A Casual Head-Tie Look With Ease!

We are digging the chunky stack heel, chunky necklace, infusion of black and white colours with oversize print blazer, she scores 100% StylesAfrik marks!

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Absolutely Stunning! Where should we begin, the tie-dye blazer, or the cute Ankara print skirt? How about the leopard print wrist accessory?

Kente Inspired!

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A thorough Queen she is, Solange knows how to select the most regal patterns of them all!

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Our undefeated print champion demonstrates how to team her baby doll bodice with a strikingly bright yet elegant maxi! Great Mix.

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If ever you needed a reason to adore the tribal movement.. Now you have it!

Printed Dresses Galore

                                                                Print Dress Princess

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So if you love all things print, tribal, geo-print, afro-fusion, Ankara, Kente just as much as our favourite  Knowles Sister then begin your shop over at http://www.stylesafrik.com! It is an absolute no brainer, with over 40 designers worldwide we stock a hub of variety for the entire family.

Happy Shopping 🙂