Real Dutch Wax has been part of the West and Central African Fashion history for decades. Generations of mothers and daugthers have worn wax with pride on special occassions. Year after year Vlisco has been on the move, re-designing styles and prints. This month, Vlisco launched a new collection in celebration of mothers and daughters who have been are still its source of inspiration in designing anew. Vlisco’s archive offers
With Vlisco’s new season’s collection, everything has to pale into insignificance next to you. Just like the glamorous movie divas of yesteryear, whether you’re going to a ball, a party or just a romantic meal, you will dazzle in the limelight. Memorable fashion requires brave, bold moves and so this season Vlisco cuts into their fabrics to create embellishments in their styles and transform them into individual pieces of jewellery.
The style of Stella Jean reflects and evokes her mixed and creole heritage. A blend of old continent cultures with the verve of contemporary fashion marrying the opposites in femininity well aware of its precious uniqueness. Through the lines of Italian haute couture craftsmanship beats a sensual elegance, proud and aware but never ostentatious. The designer’s signature “Wax & Stripes Philosophy” reflects a mood reminiscent of her own multicultural personal journey,
African-inspired fabric has been in the market for so many years but judging from different magazines and fashion blogs, never has it been so present and used in so many different ways as is being done in contemporary fashion. From ‘Ankara’ prints in Nigeria, wax, super wax, java, ‘Dutch wax’ in Ghana, ‘Kanga prints’ in Tanzania and to other East African countries, Ikat, Batik, mud cloth and so on, this is a colourful fabric with a lot of