Ankara is brightly coloured with symbolic designs made of 100% cotton. The fabric may be of Dutch origins and later on taken by the Turks, as it’s now known as Ankara but it is clearly and African fabric. Originally the wax resist dyed fabrics was worn as every day casual outfits but now customised to suit the designs of the person wearing it. More info here.
Marc Jacobs, Eley Kishimoto, Gwen Stefani, Dries van Noten and Kenzo are a few that have also caught the African prints fever. They have also included in the collection of jewellery, accessories and bags out of this fabric. Clothing line like Suno, Loud and Boxing Kitten are doing a great job promoting African print with their works.
Marni for H&M
BoxingKitten Resort 2010
ASOS AFRICA collection
Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012
Gallery of Poems by Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi
L'Officiel February 2012 Belleville Bamako
Stella Jean Spring/Summer 2012