Tagged ‘ankara’

Join Patrick Ayanski at their Ankara Showcase in Abuja | Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2014

Join Patrick Ayanski at their Ankara Showcase in Abuja | Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2014

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The Patrick Ayanski… showcase is here again.
For ankara enthusiasts and buyers in Abuja, the brand will be holding their 2-day showcase of over 250 designs of chiffon, silk, organza, sequin, jersey and lace ankara and guipure lace for your

BN Do It Yourself: Sparkle & Shine on a Budget! Check out How to Make a Chic Sequin Top

BN Do It Yourself: Sparkle & Shine on a Budget! Check out How to Make a Chic Sequin Top

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Hello BellaNaijarians, hope you’ve had  a  great week!
By now you should know it’s no news that I love recycling all sorts of things and turning previously owned belongings of mine into something new and exciting, and today we are…

Get your Chiffon, Jersey, Silk & more Ankara at the Patrick Ayanski Trunk Show in Abuja | Friday 29th – Saturday 30th November 2013

Get your Chiffon, Jersey, Silk & more Ankara at the Patrick Ayanski Trunk Show in Abuja | Friday 29th – Saturday 30th November 2013

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Announcing the Trunk show for Patrick Ayanski… in Abuja.
The fabric retail & wholesale supplier will be showcasing over 250 designs of Chiffon Ankara, Silk Ankara, Organza Ankara, Jersey Ankara and its blings and crystals in Abuja. They also do

Ankara is Everywhere! Why the Enthusiasm? Are We Gaining from Its Proliferation?

Ankara is Everywhere! Why the Enthusiasm? Are We Gaining from Its Proliferation?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

There has been a lot of talk about the recent proliferation of the Ankara fabric in the international fashion scene. The Ankara fabric is known to symbolise African fashion, thus, when used by a non-Africa fashion brand, the design is…

Ankara Heritage Rediscovered & Redefined – “Nouvelle Histoire” by Vlisco – The Lookbook

Ankara Heritage Rediscovered & Redefined – “Nouvelle Histoire” by Vlisco – The Lookbook

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

BellaNaija.com exclusively premiered the complete ad campaign for Vlisco‘s latest collection – “Nouvelle Histoire…” in February. The feedback was amazing! Now we present, the Nouvelle Histoire lookbook.
The lookbook is traditionally distributed to tailors to help inspire

Vlisco Tableau Vivant: The Lookbook

Vlisco Tableau Vivant: The Lookbook

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

We showed you the ad campaign images for Vlisco’s latest collection “Tableau Vivant”… some weeks ago. Some loved it, some didn’t. Mainly because of the mix of patterns in the background and on the fabric.
Now we exclusively present, the

AfriHomeChic: Eva Sonaike, MyriaMMAXO & Royal Hut bring a touch of Africa to your home

AfriHomeChic: Eva Sonaike, MyriaMMAXO & Royal Hut bring a touch of Africa to your home

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

The influence of African culture on the global scene keeps rising.
From Ndebele tribe print Louboutins to Beyonce & Alicia Keys rocking ankara outfits (by Boxing Kitten) in their new video.
Now the inspiration is moving from clothing and accessories…

Tableau Vivant: The Art of Eccentric Impressions by Vlisco

Tableau Vivant: The Art of Eccentric Impressions by Vlisco

Monday, February 1st, 2010

The first Vlisco fabric collection of 2010 is inspired by unexpected combinations. Dreamlike scenery unites heritage and sophistication. You are taken unawares, caught in a landscape of patterns. The assemblage of designs appears random, yet produces the ultimate ‘Tableau …

Solange & Fergie rock the Ankara Playsuit

Solange & Fergie rock the Ankara Playsuit

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Yay! Its summer in most countries at the moment…well in Nigeria, we always have fab weather.
Its the perfect time to try a new trend. One of the hottest trends of the moment is the playsuit aka the romper. The…

Ankara served Haute by Vlisco

Ankara served Haute by Vlisco

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

These days we have become accustomed to seeing all the pretty and trendy ankara pieces from the likes of Jewel by Lisa, Christie Brown & Tae….
Thought it would be a good jolt to see ankara in Haute

What Did She Wear? Michelle Obama’s ‘Ghana’ Style

What Did She Wear? Michelle Obama’s ‘Ghana’ Style

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

As the United States of America’s First Couple – The Obamas made their first official presidential visit to Africa. Expectations were high and many questions were looming. For fashionistas and designers, the question was ‘Would Mrs. O rock any …

Éclat de Nature: Nature reinvented by Vlisco

Éclat de Nature: Nature reinvented by Vlisco

Monday, May 4th, 2009

You trust BN to bring you the exclusives and here is something new. The brand new collection from Vlisco seen for the first time online on Bella Naija. With the new fabric collection ‘Éclat de Nature’ by Vlisco…,

Ituen Basi Presents Ankara & Beads

Ituen Basi Presents Ankara & Beads

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

With over 2 decades of fashion experience, Ituen Basi… can be described a design veteran. The designer moved back to Nigeria last year after being based in the UK for several years and already, the revitalized Nigerian influence is evident

Prêt a Porter de L’Atelier d’Afrique: Lanre Da-Silva Ajayi for Vlisco

Prêt a Porter de L’Atelier d’Afrique: Lanre Da-Silva Ajayi for Vlisco

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Victorian.
Frills.
Volume.
Bows.
Ruffles.
These are the images that are evoked when you think of Nigerian label, Lanre Da-Silva Ajayi… (LDA). With their Victorian-era inspired pieces, the label has been able to create such an indelible identity that even

Vogue Celebrates Nigerian Ankara

Vogue Celebrates Nigerian Ankara

Monday, February 16th, 2009

It seems like everywhere we turn its ankara, ankara & even more ANKARA….
In Nigeria, it appears that an ankara bomb has exploded! At Weddings, engagements, work, play – For instance, Lagosians are fully garbed in this fabric and

U R B A N B E A T  b y  V l i s c o

U R B A N B E A T b y V l i s c o

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Last week, we showcased 3 past collections from Vlisco as well as information on the Vlisco Fashion Academy. Exclusively on Bella Naija, here is the latest collection from Vlisco and its named ‘Urban Beat’.
T h e c i t …

“Collage de Vie” by Vlisco – Feast your eyes on these elegant ‘ankara’ designs

“Collage de Vie” by Vlisco – Feast your eyes on these elegant ‘ankara’ designs

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

My tailor is definitely going to have to recreate some of these for me.
Just Beautiful! See more HERE
If you are an aspiring designer, remember to submit your entry for the Vlisco Fashion Academy.  Applicants are required to send…