Fashion In A Different Language:African

Fashion is a concept that is used everywhere around the world, but it’s translated in different languages. Today I’m going to translate fashion in the African language. My origin is from an African country called Ghana. I find it facinating that in such a large continent the same concept of fashion, its basic rules and principles are implemented in most of the countries. The clothes are just worn differently but eventually one universal language is spoken in the continent when it comes to ”Fashion”. I’m always intrigued by the fabrics, the virbrant colors and ofcourse the meaningful prints in the fabrics which is dated from many years ago. Through the clothes, you make a statement as well as your ethnic background, you can describe how you feel, where you come from & what values you find important in life.Take a look at the fashion which got translated in the African language.

Sources:, Vlisco
Which one is your favorite?!


  1. 15th May 2013 / 8:57 pm

    n.4! And they have amazing makeup!

    • 15th May 2013 / 9:23 pm

      That's one of my fav too!!!

  2. 15th May 2013 / 9:34 pm

    Love them all, although I might not wear them myself, they look good on the models lol.

    • 15th May 2013 / 9:36 pm

      Noooo Esther! They look great on everyone from anywhere around the world!

  3. 16th May 2013 / 9:55 am

    Prachtig! Ik heb een liefde voor Afrika, heb er zelf een dik half jaar gewoond. Heb ook zo'n prachtige jurk gekregen van m'n Tanzaniaanse vriendinnetje. Wauw!

    • 16th May 2013 / 6:43 pm

      Aaah wat leuk zeg! Afrika is idd prachtig!

  4. 16th May 2013 / 12:49 pm

    Wauuww wat een mooie jurken! Volgens mij is het derde model Ovo toch? Zij heeft zo'n herkenbaar gezicht:)

  5. 17th May 2013 / 2:57 pm

    The prints are incredible!
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    • 17th May 2013 / 5:39 pm

      yeah right!!

  6. 17th May 2013 / 6:00 pm

    Such gorgeous pieces!

  7. 18th May 2013 / 1:14 am

    WOW! So hard to pick but certainly the last 5 are my faves and I am so into African fashion designers now that I recognize their work and even the models. So glad to see it being embraced. Do you know where you found the last handful of images? I want to reblog maybe on tumblr 🙂

  8. 18th May 2013 / 1:07 pm

    What an inspiring post.

    I've been really into fusion clothes lately. Definitely feeling Japanese fashion at the moment.



    • 19th May 2013 / 10:49 pm

      The Japanese style! I'm definately checkin that one out!

  9. 28th May 2013 / 7:58 am

    Love this post!!! I love them all, you know my obsession for Africa!
    Oh I just keep looking at all these photos..


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