Friday, 14 October 2011

African Wax Print

African textile trade dates back in the 1900s. The prints were later developed by European traders using machineries. African wax print is produced using resistant dyeing technique. The surface of the fabric is painted with a resist substance, which in the case of batik is wax. The waxes are drawn in different colours: bright, brash and in unusual combinations. The design can be big and bold as well as delicate and subtle but always printed on both sides. The fabrics often tell stories of proverbs, poems and traditional African fables.

Today, African print is worn across continents and, has been particularly popular with A-list celebrities like Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani to name a few.


Above: Kelis, Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles and Rihanna in African print
Below: Asakeoge S/S11 collections

Below: Alexandra Burke in Black fitted dress

Get a similar version from Asakeoge, see below:

Above: Cameron Diaz in a white dress with red shoe and belt
Below: Asakeoge S/S11 white dress with red belt

Jumpsuit was a trend S/S 11 and we think it will be back next season in colours. Below, Kimberley from Girls Aloud and Kelly Rowland take on the trend.

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