A Ghanaian Take on Africhic

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Runway Queen

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The Africhic movement is a fusion of traditional African prints and colors, with modern European-inspired cuts. African designers are emerging from all over the continent to represent their wearable and versatile lines.

Text by Danielle Kwateng

Orange Crush

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Details. Details. Details. The intricacies of stitching and printmaking all serve as an indicator of how much work goes into each piece.

Electric Blue

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African fashion is known for wide collars and pronounced sleeves. Africhic designers have reinvented this look for a more modest style.

Let it Flow

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African clothing is also known for bold colors. The latest trend is the fusion of these show-stopping colors with wearable cuts.  

Fun in the Sun

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Wrapping a wax cloth around your bathing suit or wearing a sleeveless print top is an exoctic look for a tropical beach getaway.

Perfect 10

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From the typical two-piece skirt set to flowy dresses, African designers truly explore the natural curves of all women's body types.

One in a Million

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AlwaysTraditionally, Ghanaian designers work with each client, individually, to make outfits specific to their measurements. No two outfits are ever the same.

Young, Black, Fabulous

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For formal events, African pieces fit in fantastically. If color-shy, there are calm-colored prints that draw less attention while representing the boldness of design.

Sweet and Simple

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Perfect for a day of relaxing or a night out in town, pieces like this serve as a versatile and comfortable option for modern women.

Manly Bright

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With men’s fashion, it’s all about showcasing masculinity while integrating bold colors. The most common look is the basic button-up cotton shirt.

Simply Suave

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Shoulders usually have a defined cut, but more designers are relaxing the fit and subduing colors for everyday menswear.

Swagger Like Us

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It's important for men to feel a sense of swag wherever they go. Contrary to popular belief, African designs don't all use flamboyant colors.

Oheneba Accessories

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Simple accessories are a great way to include African fashion into everyday wear. Knowing the popularity of small accents,  designers have focused more attention on a unique way to express their heritage while being  functional for customers.

Footloose

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The majority of Africhic designer shoes are open-toe and loose fitting.

Toe-Cute

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Because there are so many ways to switch up an open-toe design, designers have used their creativity to incorporate different mediums in footwear. Beads, lace and gold are accessories found on the hottest show designs.

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