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African Fashion (1/2) : Traditional fabrics for a contemporary fashion

African Fashion (1/2) : Traditional fabrics for a contemporary fashion

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By weaving contemporary patterns into traditional West African fabric, Nigerian designers create a new aesthetic and perfectly blend tradition, luxury, and everyday life through their collections.

 

The beauty and complexity of traditional Nigerian fabrics such as adire, aso oke and ankara are being revealed to the world through the rediscovery of a new generation of designers.

 

Worked with natural and sustainable processes, and passed on from generation to generation, these textiles meet perfectly the expectations of the international luxury industry which is once again focusing on artisanal techniques.

 

Nigerians are reconstructing their indigenous traditions to explore cultural narratives through the rich language of craft according to Uche Pézard, a Paris-based luxury brand consultant.

 

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