Ankara Fabrics – The Future of the African Fashion World

We stumbled on a very interesting article, recently, by @TJBensonNG, and we were so amazed to learn that the Ankara Fabric was not originally African.

It was the brainchild of the very artistic Dutch people of the Netherlands, primarily for the Indonesian markets.

West Africans had noticed, and primed the lovely textile product for their local markets and use, after the Turks made a cheaper version of the fabric, and re-branded it Ankara, which is now the country’s capital. This decision was a total departure from what used to be known as ‘Dutch Wax Print’.

It used to be seen as an outfit for the poor, and was mostly worn by women for special occasions, and traditional ceremonies, sometime in the 1990s.

Over the years, creative West African Fashion minds have reformed the underlining concepts, and orientation of the Ankara Fabric, to reflect the typical African beauty, personality, and disposition. Today, it defines and reflects the true West African spirit, culture, and general ethics of the people, and also goes well with Western fashion products, and defiles complexion, as it fits both the dark, and light skinned.

The Ankara Fabric is also now worn or used in schools, corporate organizations, parties, Churches, and almost everywhere else. This explains how much appreciation it now has among fashion enthusiasts, and for use in our everyday life. Men have also begun to patronize Ankara wears, and it fits them just perfectly too!

In recent years, the Ankara fabric has become a dominant brand in the African Fashion world, as more African Nations, and even the Western Nations are starting to build textile manufacturing industries in order to harmonize the Ankara fabric with their own cultural exposures, social tendencies, and ethical dispositions. This is evident in outfit choices often made by great celebrities like Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Solange Knowles, etc. Previous reports have indicated a noticeable blend of the Ankara fabric in most of their outfits.

We are very lucky to find great fashion enthusiasts in this part of the world who have taken keen interest in the promotion, and celebration of the Ankara fabric, and products.

So in case you want an inspiring outfit, with great West African story line, complete with legendary ecstatic designs, then your best bet are the Ankara products.

DMG Clothing is one fashion company we know, with an inspiring story about how the Ankara fabric is changing lives and general fashion orientation of her numerous customers.

In a recent chat with one of their representatives on Facebook, we got to note how passionate the DMG team is, about creating a new sub-regional fashion brand which will reflect the daily aspirations of Africans.

We were able to share our mission and vision with them, and they agreed to display some of their products on our Classifieds site in NigeriaAdbushi.com.

You can see some of their products here

5 Top Classic Handbags In Fashion World

Handbag is always the symbol of one’s status and personal taste. In the past 10 years, ‘It-bag’ has even become a social phenomenon. Now let’s have a look at the 5 most popular original designer handbags in the fashion world.

Hermes Birkin

In the recent years, Hermes Birkin handbags are absolutely one of the most well-known and heartbeat handbags. The unique exterior texture structure, classic elegant design and astronomical high prices together make them be evergreen in the fashion stage. It seems that Hermes Birkin bags will not step down from the stage of fashion history.

Fendi Spy

Fendi Spy series bags are definitely worthy of the name of ‘It-bag’. Once launched to the public, this series of bags quickly became the big favorite of female stars, and in just a few months later it became the most common bags in New York Canal Street. The peculiar design and lavish colors, together with the ever-changing patterns, make this Spy suitable for women in the different ages. No matter it is the model with the eye-catching designer’s signature or the gorgeous and elegant black leather classic item, there is always one exact type catering to your taste.

Chanel 2.55

How can a small handbag become a big trouble? Yes, taking such a classic bag out is really troublesome. Even the fashion master Chanel had the worry after frequently losing handbags in some social gatherings. However, this is what inspired the fashion genius. In February 1955, Chanel launched this new art work which brought about a revolution (from which the name of Chanel 2.55 chooses). Firstly changing the military image of the straps, she added more female elements to the female dresses.

Balenciaga City Motorcycle

What make this piece of bag distinctive? The answer is neither the pockets which is tier upon tier nor the hand-feeling tassels, but its unique leather texture which is natural soft and even has the cupped surface. Various sizes and endless colors make fashion enthusiasts cannot help having a try with it. In the past 10 years, people’s fashion on it is only to rise.

Louis Vuitton Speedy

Adhering to LV’s ‘fashionable forever’ concept, Speedy is also in the ongoing updates all the times. After Marc Jacobs took over the brand, he especially focused on the effect of the new generation culture. To understand the sense of fashion of different cutting-edge artists, he has constantly contacted with some great modern artists. And people like Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami, Sofia Coppola and Kanye West etc. have also made great contributions to build a good platform between this old-line classic brand and the pop culture of the younger generation.

Customized Clothing Gets You Closer to the Fashionable World

In today’s modern world, yours each and everything should be updated. When you are living in that community where people are very conscious about adapting new things, you also have to show some uniqueness in order to survive well. If you are thinking to do something new with your accessories then try to get your own custom tshirt? Why not to opt for that technology, which is not very much common and which can make you standout personality among your friends. In the fashionable world, you can make your position stronger just by having customized shirts which are no longer away from you.

Apparels are important accessories of your life without which, you cannot live properly. When you are in search of getting different type of apparel, you should move your attention towards customized clothing. Through this, you get the chance to have your own design, which you have selected for making your t shirts beautiful and attractive. Today, people have lots of potential to take out exceptional ideas and in order to give these ideas a right direction, customization has been used. With the help of this facility, people obtain myriad of benefits and get the chance to show their utmost talent and ability.

You just have to seek out a source through which you can fulfill your requirement of having inimitable design. You will observe that every eye would be on your t shirts, whenever you will show your creativity to the whole world. By living in fashionable community, you can present your personality differently because you have guts to put creative work in your own apparels. Yours every designing will take the hearts of many people, especially girls like to talk with you and will like to make friendship with you. Would you like to leave the opportunity through which you can make big circle of fashionable people?

I am sure you would never want to overlook this chance which is very much new in this world and which can make you a perfect designer. What you have to do is to choose the shirts of different colors and it is not difficult to get access of machines, through which you can have printing of any kind. Even, you can have custom polo shirt, which are not easily available at affordable rates in the market. By designing your own polo shirt, you have great chance to save your money and time.