Friday Fashion: Sub-Saharan Chic

It’s almost been a year since I last blogged about one of my favorite fashion trends. Specifically, the African-inspired prints and silhouettes gracing recent runways. From super sexy to pretty and playful, here are some looks for Spring/Summer 2012.

 Burberry Prorsum Spring

Burberry Prorsum Spring

 Stella Jean Spring

Stella Jean Spring

I know there’s some controversy surrounding the West’s latest embrace of African fashion. Even attempts to name the trend have been a bit dicey (e.g., “ethnic” vs. “tribal” vs. ???). As for me, I’m just happy to see the beautiful motifs of sub-Saharan Africa presented in such a glamorous way. Like a gospel song on a pop music radio station, I love when things I love go mainstream.

 W Magazine

W Magazine

 LAMB Spring

LAMB Spring

As a gal who’s been wearing lapa skirts and geles since the 90s, I’m ecstatic that I can dust off my old duds and be considered fashion-forward. The irony is totally working in my favor!

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Images: Burberry, Stella Jean, W Magazine, L.A.M.B.