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How Black Panther Became a Fashion Force to Reckon With

It’s a rare sight to come across movies that not only capture the hearts of their audience but also make a lasting imprint on the world of fashion. I can see why millions of people rushed to the cinemas to watch Black Panther. It is certainly worth all the hype and buzz it’s receiving right now.

Black Panther has definitely taken the fashion industry by storm, with everyone strolling to watch in their beautiful African attires. The ingenuity invested in every outfit in the movie is priceless. Have you seen the movie?

 

Black Panther Movie Picture

 

Black Panther Fashion Message

Black Panther sent a strong message to the fashion industry. Aside from the outfits, it gave designers of colour the opportunity to fully express their creative ideas in fashion. This was a privilege that is unfortunately difficult to come by in the industry. In all my years studying the fashion world, I learned that talent alone is not enough to get your work to the forefront. It’s so much more than that. You need connections and money to make your way in. So unless you are well connected and rich or in the position to get financial help, say with Lendgreen Installment Loans, to kick your fashion business moving, you would struggle. 

Black Panther created an avenue for designers of colour to show off the beauty on African fashion. It opened people’s eyes to how beautiful and colourful African fashion can be. Which would in time create more awareness of African designs and fashion designers of colour.

 

The Fashion Buzz

I believe the buzz around Black Panther is shining lights on African and African-American designers. Black Panther helped inspire pieces with the infusion of African prints and a dash of African culture represented in creative designs. It’s strange how African-inspired fashion have been left unnoticed for so long. But thanks to the coming of Black Panther we are not only given the opportunity to see African designs in its full light, we also get to see how it relates to the future. Black Panther shows a world which is technologically advanced thus giving people the chance to see how African-inspired fashion can fit today and the future.

 

 

African Fashion Picture

What I Believe

To me this is extremely exciting. I’m always happy when minorities are given a voice. And there’s no better way to speak up than through your creative works.

I see this new development in the fashion scene yielding a positive response. More people will be open to trying what’s new, a culture that they’re not familiar with. As the hype for Black Panther continues, there will be more people embracing futuristic African styles. I also believe that famous designers will start incorporating a touch of African to their designs. But most of all, I am absolutely hopeful that more designers of colour will be given an equal chance to showcase their ingenuity. The fashion industry is dynamic and highly responsive to what’s happening in the world. There’s a lot to thank Black Panther for. I know that there’s more for us to see.

 

Have you seen the Black Panther movie? What are your thoughts?

 

*Collaborative post

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February Fashion Wishlist 2016

February Fashion Wishlist 2016

Hey peeps. Happy new month, welcome to the month of February, the love month. I am happy to see 2016 moving onwards, it felt like we were stuck in January for quite a bit. The January sale is still on in some shops, so get in there and grab a bargain or two, if you haven’t done so already. I love paying half price or less, for an item I would have bought full price. It feels amazing.

This month’s fashion wish list is all about the current pieces and accessories I am lusting after. I have my eye on quite a few, especially some good old jeggings, boots, dresses, some cool bags. So let me take you on an insider journey into what pieces I am currently lusting after.

 

Phase Eight Jenna Soft Jeggings £55

Phase Eight Jenna Soft Jeggings

When it comes to my denim, I pick quality over quantity, and with quality usually comes a heavier price tag but I rather spend a bit more and have a denim for years, than spend £20, and have  a denim lose its fit after 3 washes. This Phase Eight piece is what I would call a quality pair of jeggings. It looks like it is going to be a perfect fit, and it comes in different colours as well. I would love to get my hands on this beauty.

 

Next Microfibre Jacket £50

Next Microfibre Jacket

This Next jacket will be perfect for the spring months ahead. I love the simple look, and it comes in regular, tall, and petite as well, which is a plus for us petite women. I am a sucker for petite pieces because they are few and far in between.

 

Mango Two-tone Cotton Dress £19.99 £9.99

 

Mango Cotton Dress

This two-tone cotton dress by Mango is currently half price at £9.99. This is what I call a bargain. It can be worn with or without tights, and a pair of chelsea boots. I hope I get my hands on this beauty.

 

Dorothy Perkins BLK Melonie Rouche Boots £29

Dorothy Perkins Rouche Boots

I love this pair of boots. The 2 inches heel is perfect for days when I can’t be bothered with walking in heels, but still want to look stylish. It will be a nice addition to my wardrobe, and the price tag is quite light as well. I can see myself wearing this with a dress and tights on chilly dress.

 

Diesel WAYNNEE Crossbody Bag £155

 

Diesel Waynnee Crossbody Bag

This Diesel WAYNNEE Crossbody bag is so pretty. I love the patchwork denim design, the classic silhouette leaves the bag looking stylish. With the price tag of £155, it may be on the high-end for many, but I say, it is worth every penny.

 

What do you think of this wish list? Which is your favourite?

Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely week.

 

*This is a collaborative post.

 

 

 

 

African Fashion

African fashion whether dressed up or dressed down is always very eye-catching, from the colourful prints to the flamboyant head gears commonly called gele, and the matching shoes and bags, there is always a pop of colour.  Although, it could be over the top sometimes, that is what African fashion is all about : over the top glamorous and so elegant.
However, finding these styles across Europe and America is not so easy. You see bits here and there, which can be hard work when scouting for African fashion inspiration, but thankfully, the search is now very easy with Iya Eko, the biggest and best when it comes to African traditional fashion and styles. Iya Eko currently has more than 400,000 images of different styles and from different cultures including celebrity styles and every day people. This is currently the largest African fashion and style inspiration website.
Let’s have a look at some of them……………….
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You can see more Celebrity Styles rocking various GELE, ASO EBI and Glamorous ANKARA styles.
What do you think of the styles? Any favourites? Sound off in the comment section.
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