African Inspired Fashion Look Bbook 2017 2018

But just as it was key to Picasso’s work that he didn’t just copy the art he saw – he observed the masks, the imagery, the strange, exaggerated figures and created out of them something fresh and exciting – so it is with this new wave of African-inspired fashion. The best of the designers have looked way beyond stereotypical images of animal prints and the use of mud cloth, beads and shells. Instead, they’ve been inspired by the glorious patterns and colours of the continent’s traditional textiles