Inspired by the print and colour of London’s African Fashion Weekend, we’ve collected together our favourite patterned picks from high end to high street to add a little colour to SS12.
Who better to start than ASOS Africa? For SS12 traditional kitenge prints are rescaled, re-coloured and given fluorescent highlights to give a modern edge to the traditional. Bold stripes in loose cotton twill have a hand-woven effect while crop tops and micro-shorts create bikini sets printed with miniature rhinos. An equally vibrant palette sees acid lime, turquoise and lilac jostle playfully against black and white. The best bit? It’s produced in collaboration with SOKO Kenya, an organisation that allows underprivileged communities to establish sustainable business through local craftsmanship.