By: Anita Hosanna (@anitahosanna)
On the coasts of Africa you’ll find beaches and sunshine to spare, so it’s no wonder the continent is home to a booming luxury fashion industry catering to all your travel style needs. Spring is right around the corner and Summer will follow shortly after, it’s about time you get your beach attire in order! Here are 7 black-owned businesses by designers from around the continent that you can support today:
Nigerian designer Andrea Iyamah is a name to know in African fashion. The clothing label is active in RTW and bridal but is most critically-acclaimed for their airy, adventurous swim and resort wear. On March 10th the SS22 collection entitled ‘The Eucalyptus’ will be going live and is currently available for pre-order! Word from the wise – be sure to cop your vacay fashions while you still can!
Made in Ghana, Ashanti Swimwear is embraced by big names such as Gabrielle Union and Lizzo to name a couple. Known for the traditional kente print, this designer is true to their roots all whilst allowing women to be true to themselves and love their bodies!
Designed by Aude Harris from Ivory Coast, Aude swimwear aims to share African heritage with the entire world. Harris draws also draws from her mother’s Liberian culture to inspire her creations. Whether male or female, there is something for you at Aude.
B FYNE went viral for their tribal inspired swim designs and other-worldly imagery! Buke Ade is the creative genius behind it all, and she infuses her Nigerian background into every single piece. High cuts, Brazilian bottoms and cut-outs are all features that have made them a fan favorite!
Senegalese designer Diarra Bousso really takes you on a trip with Diarra Blu. The sustainable brand boasts geometric patterns, modest fashion options and adjustable pieces that accommodate an impressive range in sizing.
This next designer hails from Canada but is of Nigerian heritage. Ofuure is all about vibrant use of colours and Ankara prints.
Sai Sankoh blendes modern fashion with a vintage touch and Afro influence. Her lines feature resort wear kaftans, kimonos, dresses and more made of silks, satins and chiffons. Visit www.fashionbombdailyshop.com to learn more!
Get the look: $163 Sai Sankoh Missandei Neon Green Zebra Printed Pants
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