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African Street Print Hunter | ⋐⋑Connecting Trends

People is wearing African prints on the street

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« Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening » (Coco Chanel).

Walking in the streets of Paris, we could observe that our African Printspiration is also visible everywhere, and the most interesting, by both men and women. Prove that Africa is lately on the top of  fashion and way of living trend subjects.

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Christelle wearing Xuly Bet Wax bag rue Réaumur, Paris |Photo by ©Connecting Trends 2015

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Strasbourg St. Denis, Paris|Photo by ©Connecting Trends 2015

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Maelys Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, Paris|Photo by ©Connecting Trends 2015

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Pont Alexandre III, Paris |Photo by ©Connecting Trends 2015

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75015, Paris|Photo by ©Connecting Trends 2015

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Near Rue du Vert Bois, Paris|Photo by ©Connecting Trends 2015

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We also could observe that the most Fashion influencer people also succumbed to the African wax prints; from Charlotte Casiragui, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani or the English editor-in-chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour, they’re all wearing wax prints.

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Rihanna wearing Stella Jean wax dress

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Gwen Stefani wearing L.A.M.B

Beyoncé wearing wax prints

Lady Gaga wearing Burberry Prorsum SS12 Ankara jacket

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Kim Kardashian wearing an African print dress

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Anna Wintour wearing Burberry Prorsum SS12 Ankara trench

From The Sartorialist at the Paris Fashion Week taken at Tuileries in Paris.

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One of my new favorite ecclectic fashion brand is Stella Jean. She is an emerging Haitian-Italian Fashion Designer, and her mixed cultural identity has inspired her style and eponymous label.

Some if the pictures below are from her past collections  and some others are from our Pinterest board.

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Other exemples of this trendy African Printspiration is the 18 years old Prom girl who broke the internet, Kyemah McEntyre. She designed one of the most viral prom dresses at the point he was contacted by actress Naturi Naughton to design her Red Carpet dress. She has a great future!

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An because men also have style, one clip about Men wearing African prints:

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And for the end, a short video about the significance of the Wax prints (in French) and their political/economic/cultural meaning. And if you’re more curious, you can also check this very interesting website where all the historical context is very well explained.

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Laura Garciouz

I'm an Interior Architect & Designer passionated by all creative fields. You're welcome to be part of this universe with unlimited boundaries!

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