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Fashion

I Dream of Independence...

Munje Foh

Although the weather is still dreadful, lately I've been dreaming of spring and the African events that come along with it; Ankara Balls, Independence Dances and Celebrations, oh my!  I've been brainstorming outfit ideas for the Green White and Blue Commission's Sierra Leone Independence Ball and I definitely want a look that's fashion-forward and African-made.  In my search for the continent's best creations  I found so many things that I've got a running list.  So I wanted to share a few of the designers and shops that caught my eye:

 Duaba Serwa is a Ghanian fashion brand that I can't stop stalking.  With intricate beadwork, shape sculpting silhouettes and modern designs this line has a little of everything that an African girl loves.   Shop  Duaba's ready-made designs  or contact them by phone at 011233262101656 or info@duabaserwa.com for special requests.  Photos from Instagram: @duabaserwa

Duaba Serwa is a Ghanian fashion brand that I can't stop stalking.  With intricate beadwork, shape sculpting silhouettes and modern designs this line has a little of everything that an African girl loves.  Shop Duaba's ready-made designs  or contact them by phone at 011233262101656 or info@duabaserwa.com for special requests.

Photos from Instagram: @duabaserwa

 Taibo Bacar of Mozambique is quickly becoming one of my fashion favorites.  His dresses don't come cheap but the final product is nothing short of luxury.  Well placed lace, detailed floral beadwork and elegant sheer panels are some of Mr. Bacar's hallmarks and right now I want to say yes to every single dress!  I believe that his line only does custom work and they can be reached at sales.clientservice@taibobacar.com or whatsapp: 00258827029196.  Photos from Instagram: @taibobacar

Taibo Bacar of Mozambique is quickly becoming one of my fashion favorites.  His dresses don't come cheap but the final product is nothing short of luxury.  Well placed lace, detailed floral beadwork and elegant sheer panels are some of Mr. Bacar's hallmarks and right now I want to say yes to every single dress!  I believe that his line only does custom work and they can be reached at sales.clientservice@taibobacar.com or whatsapp: 00258827029196.

Photos from Instagram: @taibobacar

 Sometimes all a gal needs is a well placed ankara pattern, and in those times SIka Designs is a go-to online shop.  The brand features clothing that is made primarily in Ghana but shipped from the UK.  Simple yet elegant, their designs can be styled to suit a range of occasions and are perfect for the girl who wants a tailored look without all of the fuss.  The styles pictured above are available  here . Photos from the Sika Designs Website

Sometimes all a gal needs is a well placed ankara pattern, and in those times SIka Designs is a go-to online shop.  The brand features clothing that is made primarily in Ghana but shipped from the UK.  Simple yet elegant, their designs can be styled to suit a range of occasions and are perfect for the girl who wants a tailored look without all of the fuss.  The styles pictured above are available here. Photos from the Sika Designs Website

 The African Shop is a UK based Etsy boutique that delivers neatly tailored ankara and cotton designs which were hand sewn in Africa.  They delivery to the UK and US and carry a range of styles from work place casual to floor length gowns, so you can find outfits for nearly any occasion.  They're also budget friendly and have good customer service reviews.  Images from the African Shop page on Facebook. Shop looks  here

The African Shop is a UK based Etsy boutique that delivers neatly tailored ankara and cotton designs which were hand sewn in Africa.  They delivery to the UK and US and carry a range of styles from work place casual to floor length gowns, so you can find outfits for nearly any occasion.  They're also budget friendly and have good customer service reviews.  Images from the African Shop page on Facebook. Shop looks here

 You thought Guipure lace and Iro and Buba were styles of your mom's time right? Well think again.  Nigeria's Matopeda (Tope) Abiola of Frock it Rock it is making these classic trends new again.  From sculpted Guipure lace gowns with sexy cut-outs and modern numbers like the sequined romper pictured above, to well placed printed silk and chiffon Iro & Bubas Tope is giving old styles a fresh take.  So if you've been wondering why you've been seeing Guipure Lace on everyone from Kim K to Zara fast fashion spreads, wonder no more.  Tope makes all styles by request so whatsapp her at 011 234 708 036 7773.  Photos from instagram @topeFnR

You thought Guipure lace and Iro and Buba were styles of your mom's time right? Well think again.  Nigeria's Matopeda (Tope) Abiola of Frock it Rock it is making these classic trends new again.  From sculpted Guipure lace gowns with sexy cut-outs and modern numbers like the sequined romper pictured above, to well placed printed silk and chiffon Iro & Bubas Tope is giving old styles a fresh take.  So if you've been wondering why you've been seeing Guipure Lace on everyone from Kim K to Zara fast fashion spreads, wonder no more.  Tope makes all styles by request so whatsapp her at 011 234 708 036 7773.  Photos from instagram @topeFnR

 Virgos Lounge is a fashion line created by three Nigerian designers based in the UK.  They carry fabulous thrift finds as well as original designs that are often characterized by intricate bead work and colorful figure-flattering gowns.  You're guaranteed to turn heads at any ball in one of their designs. Shop them  here   I hope this post helps you find an African design that suits you fabulously for upcoming events this spring! Thanks for visiting.

Virgos Lounge is a fashion line created by three Nigerian designers based in the UK.  They carry fabulous thrift finds as well as original designs that are often characterized by intricate bead work and colorful figure-flattering gowns.  You're guaranteed to turn heads at any ball in one of their designs. Shop them here

I hope this post helps you find an African design that suits you fabulously for upcoming events this spring! Thanks for visiting.