Old and new

Happy Monday Lovelies,

With African prints suddenly becoming very mainstream, especially in the western world, there is this very strong move to modernize prints and how they are presented. As most young people don’t like to wear it the same way their mothers and grandmothers wore them, African prints have sudden been given this young, fresh, new lease on life. The skirt in this look is a typical example of old classic African prints being represented in a fresh young way. I personally, love and am all for this new direction, Heck, I make a living off this new direction. However, I find myself constantly returning to the “olden days”, for lack of a better term, for inspiration and to learn. I suppose you can’t progress something if you don’t understand where it comes from. In this outfit, I went for an old school meets new school kind of vibe. The fabrics used on both the skirt and the head wrap, is Kente, (a traditional Ghanaian fabric, which in its original form, is woven on looms, but this is the printed version). I wore the head wrap in a very traditional way, the way my grandmother or maybe my mother would wear it, to balance out the very fresh and young style of the skirt. What do you guys think?? In other news, these shoes are taking a sabbatical as I am slightly obsessed with them and have been abusing them

Skirt- CJAJ09, Jumper- Primark, Shoes- Ebay, Bangles- Africa, Bag- Primark.

Have a great and productive week guys. Lots of Love. AJ

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9 comments

  1. This is one of my favourite of your outfits! With the weather being so %%**&?!!, I love the acid bright wonderfulness that is going on here. I borrowed (translation, stole), a kente scarf from my Ma that is similar to yours and from time to time, I wear it as a head wrap too!

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