#BlackGirlMagic is real.
So first thing’s first. These girls are all killing it. But not all African fabrics are the same, nor are they all worn uniformly across Africa. According to African designer Busayo Olupona who designs for BusayoNYC, the prints featured in this post are primarily worn in West Africa.
As Busayo explains, most of the fabrics featured here are wax prints. « Wax print fabrics are 100% cotton, and have several interchangeable names including Dutch Wax Print, Wax Print or Ankara (which is the Nigerian term), » she told BuzzFeed.
This incredible couple is wearing kente cloth, btw, which is a type of fabric from the Ashanti tribe of Ghana. « Historically, the colors and patterns had particularly meaning, and fabric was woven but now it is machine printed. » explains Busayo. « What's also interesting about these pictures is that men also getting in the game by introducing the fabric as accents to their outfits as ties, pocket square and cummerbund. »
This gorgeous wax print dress, which was made by Fee Perella.
This girl’s amazing mermaid style wax print gown which is totally on point.
This beauty, who paired her solid tank with a beautiful wax print skirt and a piece of stunning head jewelry.