Did you know a whooping 1.5tr dollars of the global economy is accrued to the fashion industry. Africa’s contribution to this amount is unknown but I can tell you for sure,countries like Vietnam,China,India,Turkey and the likes are smiling all the way to the bank. Sadly,this is one of the most neglected and underdeveloped sectors in most of African economies. The potential of the fashion industry to provide solutions to the rising youth unemployment and slow economic growth is often overlooked.
African fashion has been receiving a lot of attention in the recent past ranging from runways during fashion weeks to street exhibition of our pieces. We have also been enjoying massive media presence which can only mean that,the world is now aware of our capabilities. Our ability to now take advantage of the prevailing conditions is what will determine how much we rise.
It’s the early time we supported our own local designs, from a place of genuine desire to identify with who we are & the absence of the need for validation of our heritage.Ya digg??
That said, on a lighter note, I apologize for letting the economist/statician in me dominate the better part of today’s post. All am saying is, it is absolutely okay to rock Ankara for street wear. Throw in the rubbers too, especially white ones from Bata😜. They go a long way.
I hope you like my way-two of styling my two-set outfit.Do me a favour, share this post then make sure you a have a great week ahead😊. Make sure.
Coat & Shorts | Yours Truly
Kungfu rubbers | Bata
Neck piece | Mr Price
Sunnies | Old from a random store
Author | Grace Muriuki
Photography | Ogega Andere