Being Fashionably African
When Africa was taken over by the British,
German and French in the 1900s, we slowly started conforming to their culture.
Perhaps the biggest change of all was the slow transformation of the peoples’
mode of dressing from traditional attire to more Western wear. Even after
independence, Africans continued to follow the Western style of dressing, as it
had slowly but surely become a part of the Neo-African culture.This
modern generation of Africans however, have refused to follow what has become
the norm. Instead, they have decided to rediscover their culture and
roots, and this can be seen in recent trends like the Natural Hair crowd.
Africa Fashion Week 2016


In addition to embracing the African
culture, the youths of Africa have decided to showcase the uniqueness of the
culture to the world through music, language, arts and crafts and clothing. By
wearing and promoting the locally produced textiles and accessories, we are
bringing the world into Africa.  As part
of efforts to showcase the creativity and diversity of Africa, the Africa
Fashion week which was unveiled in 2014 is holding its third edition in July-
from the first of July to the third. The Africa Fashion Week isn’t just about
promoting new designers and showing off new creative ideas, it is also aimed at
discussing ways to promote Nigeria as a hub for production and distribution. We
Nigerians should endeavour to attend this event holding in Lagos, to support our
local industry, and to encourage budding talent. Making travel arrangements is
always seen as a stressful process, which should not be the case since online booking
platform,So, fashion lovers, fashion bloggers and fashion aficionados, I look
forward to seeing you at the Eko Hotel and Suites
in July
(July 1st- 3rd 2016)

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