Spotlight: Wax Print

African countries use many differeny types and styles of fabrics when making clothing. In Nigeria wax print fabric, also called ankara, is one of the most utilized fabrics when making native clothes. This fabric’s versatility, with a multitude of prints and designs, allows it to be dressed up and dressed down; making it a favorite of many designers and has kept it rightfully for so as long as I can remember.
Vlisco is a company that makes these wax print fabric, and I’m highlighting them because of their spring collection of prints called Urban Beats. I’m in love with the modern styles that is used to display the prints.Feel free to click on each pic to enlarge. Enjoy!

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Small Budget, Big Style Chick said...

Gorgeous dresses. I like the last one in particular.

La Couturier said...

all those prints are gorgeous!

La C.

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I must get some of this fabric.

Anonymous said...

OK Your BLOG frigging ROCKS!!! No offence but you live in Atlanta and you have an immaculate sense of style, I went there a while ago, and was not impressed. Thank God for those who think out of the box with a sense of style!

Sheila said...

Oh my gosh, those are incredibly fab! I would wear any of them in a heartbeat!

WendyB said...

I want them all!