Don't Sleep on Africa
(click here for more photos)Stockholm. Paris. London. New York. Helsinki. Milan. Tokyo.
seem to be to go-to places when it comes to "street-style" and what's
hot in general on most fashion blogs, but I just wanted to share some
of the street-style you'll find on the African continent. Most of these
were taken by Chris Saunders, a South African based photographer whose
made it a point to capture the emerging style of South African youth.
South African street style is rarely sleek and chic - it's irreverent,
vibrant and daring. It mixes patterns and textures, with echoes of mid
70s style (and just a splash of "geek chic").
Sika, a Ghanaian company, makes cute 50s inspired dresses:
And Vlisco, a company actually based in Holland but synonymous with
traditional West African (especially in Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal
and Cote d' Voire) wax print fabric is all about tha drama~: