African Influenced Couture Collection: COMING SOON

DEFINITIVE BANNER HRHello All,

So we know its been a little while since we last posted, with prom and wedding season here we have been being fulfilling our orders.

During that time we have also been working on our new Couture Collection soon to be released.

This collection fuses Bridal Satin with Real Woven Kente, Royal Silk Mix with 100% Ankara print fabric. The designs are created to be show stopping with long trains and and over flowing over-skirts.

One of favourites in the Jump-dress ( which fuses a jumpsuit and over skirt with long train. Perfect for awards season, prom and weddings.

We thought we would share some snippets of whats to come.

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If you are interested in this collection and would like more information, please fill in the form below:

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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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1. ENYA  2. MARLI  3. LATRICE 

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Matching Duo Contemporary African Print Outfits

Happy Monday Everyone,

With Valentines Day around the corner it’s time to talk: Couples, Duos, Partners etc, so today we thought we would share with you our matching duo collection. One of the reasons we started Styles Afrik Occasion wear was to allow couples to match without having to be too traditional.

Last year my partner and i were invited to a wedding and although we did not want to match exactly we thought it would be nice for him to have maybe a Tie or Bow-tie in the same fabric as my dress. Lord and behold it was like looking for a needle in a haystack, although we were able to get the fabric and get my dress done with no problem, finding a tailor that made Ties, Bow ties was almost impossible.

This gave us the idea to expand and source quality well made Men’s Accessories, so if you want something subtle or your ready to make a statement with an African Print blazer, it’s time to start matching with your partner.

These Duos Outfits are perfect for Prom, Weddings, Galas or a simple night out…..

GET INSPIRED 

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CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE ZOYA DRESS & CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE AMARI BLAZER

ARE YOU GOING FOR A MORE CORPORATE LOOK THEN HOW ABOUT THIS

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CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE NOMA BLAZER AND ENO SKIRT 

OFF TO A WEDDING OR PROM HOW ABOUT THESE

And if you just fancy matching together, How about this?

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Whatever the reason or function give it a try..it will look amazing in pictures

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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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