Ankara prints, also known as Dutch wax prints are bold, colorful and come in various over sized
patterned fabrics. These vibrant fabrics have been popular in many parts of Africa , especially in West Africa since the 19th century and are still used to make many traditional clothing items. Ankara and other ethnic prints have recently found mainstream popularity in the international fashion industry. They are now popping up in various places such as in major department stores to high profile runways at prestigious fashion weeks around the world.
The Kaela Kay
brand remixes traditional Ankara prints into modern
clothing that women anywhere can easily incorporate into their wardrobe.The designer
herself is also from the Toronto surrendering area.
From seeing the collection, I can’t help but drool over most of the pieces and
only hope that one day I can share my adoration for her designs with her in person. Please take a look below at some of her gorgeous pieces that
made my heart skip a beat.
As a individual of West African ancestry and seeing these fabrics repeatedly growing up, I will openly admit that I lost interest and appreciation for them. However, the Kaela Kay SS14 collection has reinvigorated my love for Ankara print. What I love about the collection is the beautiful silhouettes of
the pieces, the mixing of Ankara prints with geometrical patterns and
different fabrics, and lastly all the colors. How beautiful
would these prints be for the summer weather? The pieces also come in various sizes from US2 to US14.
Designer: Kaela Kay by Catherine Addai
Photographer: Jennifer Conley Images
For more information please visit: http://www.kaelakay.com/
What do you think of the Kaela Kay’s Spring/Summer collection? What’s your favorite look?
Until Next time,
Sincerely Miss J
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