Kente, mudcloth, dashiki – African prints are deeply rooted in centuries-old African textiles that were meticulously made by hand. Their legendary stories give special meaning to today’s modern styles inspired by their vivid colors and dramatic contrasts.
You know the basics of traditional Afrocentric fashion, but are you familiar with the modern reinvention? Today’s creative Afrocentric designers are combining traditional elements with contemporary western styles to create fresh, exciting looks for work, church, social events and more. Here are some ideas to help incorporate Afrocentric style into your modern American wardrobe.