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African textiles on white skin?

[:en]Many times on African Fashion Wear facebook page when a caucasian wearing an African inspired dress picture is posted there’s always that single comment that goes like this: ” nice but it would look better on a black person” or ” a black model would have been better”.

Are African textiles made only for blacks or fits only blacks? The answer is obviously no!

Caucasian people do wear colourful dresses that are not made in Africa or are not made with African textiles but it still fits them so what makes African textile different?

Secondly Africans have been wearing western outfits and now that westerns have started appreciating and dressing with African textiles that should only make us proud.

Globalisation and social media are only going to make this wonderful fashion more and more common so nothing or nobody can stop it.

 

AFW

Designer: Greta Tulipani
Designer: Greta Tulipani

 

Designer: Anisa Sojka
Designer: Anisa Sojka

 

Designer: Laduma Ngxokolo
Designer: Laduma Ngxokolo

 

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