African Influenced Childrenswear: COMING SOON

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Since we relaunched Styles Afrik alot of our clients have been requesting for matching childrenswear outfits. Unfortunately we did not offer this service.

However after several  requests we have decided to launch a small capsule of classic children’s occasion wear.

We will be releasing 3 classic designs for girls and also waistcoats , Ties and Bow-ties for boys.

With Christmas fast approaching this is perfect for party season.  All our designs will be custom made as usual however you can provide us the age of the child and  any specific measurements required.  We appreciate that not all children are standard sizes therefore this is your opportunity to get a dress made that fits your child perfectly.

As per usual you can pick the fabric from our selection of over 150 fabric options online..

Prior to the launch you can PRE ORDER.

Send us your details and we will let you know once we go LIVE .

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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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Welcome to 2017 – Styles Afrik Website Coming Soon

 

Hello All,

We would like to thank you for support and patience over these last couple of months while we relaunch our brand and website.

We hope to have the website fully up with all our designs before the end of January. In the interim we are still excepting orders manually

If you haven’t already received a copy of our catalogue and order form then please send an e-mail to Info@stylesafrik.co.uk or complete your details in the contact form below.

We also have the majority of our designs and offers displayed on our social media pages please have a look and give us a follow:

Instagram: @stylesafrik.co.uk       Facebook: Stylesafrik   Twitter: Stylesafrik

HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER

To order a garment please follow these easy steps: 

  1. Open the attached Order Form ( Word Doc )
  2. Select your chosen design and fabric ( Name of Design and Code Number of Fabri
  3. Enter your measurements into the Order Form along with any additional comments that may be useful
  4. Submit order form to: Info@stylesafrik.co.uk
  5. Upon receiving your order we will issue you with an Invoice and a Paypal Link to make payment , minus the 15% discount and free shipping  ( if applicable )
  6. Make Payment ( You do not have to have a Paypal account to make payment ) The following Payment Methods can be used: Paypal, Credit Card or Debit Card.
  7. Confirmation E-mail will be sent and we will start to process your order. We will then notify you within 3-4 weeks once we have completed the order.

Note: In some instances we may complete the order ahead of schedule depending on the design,  in which case we will dispatch asap, we will notify you as of when this is complete. 

STYLE AFRIKS STEPHANIE MENSAH NOMINATED FOR BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR: WISH US LUCK

AWARD:BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Finalist: Stephanie Mensah

Country of Origin: Ghana

Stephanie Mensah launched Styles Afrik in 2012 with co-director Harrison Ofosu. Styles Afrik’s mission is to introduce African Fashion and Designers into mainstream fashion worldwide.  They do this by working with new and established designers internationally.

Since its launch Stephanie has worked with Fashion moguls such as Hilary Alexander from the Daily Telegraph, Olympic Athletes, Presenters and BBC Radio.Stephanie was also interviewed by the Metro News Paper in 2012, becoming the first person to showcase African Print in the “What I Wear”  style column.

Along with her team Stephanie is forever breaking the barriers and stereotypes surrounding African Fashion.

Find out more about Styles Afrik HERE.

 GO WOMAN MAGAZINE: http://gowomanafrica.com/women4africa-2014-finalists-business-woman-of-the-year/

African Print Designer Dresses from as little as £15.00 – Hurry While Stocks Last

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