Dashiki

Hellooooo friends!

I hope you are well and if for some it’s not, maybe these two looks will bring something nice to your day.

After all this is one of the functions of fashion.

The main piece of these two looks is a super simple jacket sewn by me of course with a drop of Dashiki that I had left.

Pictures by Nafissath Abdoulaye; Model: Jordane
Pictures by Nafissath Abdoulaye; Model: Jordane

This fabric is no longer to present as it’s a bit of the star of wax fabrics stamped 100% fabric black Africa.

In recent years he has become the fabric to wear to proclaim loud and clear that we are black and proud of being so (as if there is need of it) even if I think that before stars like Beyonce and many others don’t wear it, it wasn’t particularly fashionable among African.

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Once again it has to be a black American star who seizes something from Africa so that the Africans themselves assume and find it suddenly brilliant.

I often tackle the blacks because when I was a teenager in the early 90s, I sometimes wore wax (the dashiki among others) and I had afros hair and I remember clearly that at the time I was seen as someone not civilized, even villager, because I put wax and I didn’t want to straighten my hair.

In addition I aggravated my case as I listened to the singer Youssou N’Dour, Touré kunda, Mory Kanté, Salif Keita and so on. This is the virus that my father gave me and that accompanied my adolescence in addition to other singers of course.

I find it very nice this sudden love that some African schizo have discovered themselves for their culture but a part of me can not help but laugh (or to weep according to the situations) even if it’s well and that it was time.

In writing this post I realize at once that it is sad that I come to say « it’s good » for something that should be an axiom. Anyway!

Let’s talk about the outfits because they are still the subject of today.

In the first outfit that stays in the same color range, the tunic-dashiki jacket brings both something a little stylish to the overall look with a slight tip of sexy attitude and lets guess the shapes of Jordane in her wool sheath skirt of the same bottle green as the fabric.

Design & stylism by N’sqol ; Clothing worn by the model Jordane

All the accessories used are in resonance with the touches of colors in the fabric and the set that I like most is the one with the blue bag from Zara which is the visual element which calls with additionally the hat, the borsalino blue from Zara man, which brings a little quirky side to the set as usual I mix genres.

Design & stylism by N’sqol ; Clothing worn by the model Jordane

In the 2nd version with the red palazzo pants, the inspiration comes clearly from one of the women who is an icon for me, the sublime Sheikha Moza. The other woman who also inspired me this version is Bianca Jagger which I have already mentioned here Bianca Jagger or there Pictures by Nafissath Abdoulaye ; Model: Jordane.

I wanted to express the presence, the elegance, the fluidity, the cultural mix, the ethnicity.

Design & stylism by N’sqol ; Clothing worn by the model Jordane

I like the final rendering, this side « I’m from here and elsewhere ». Jordane embodies a woman who knows who she is and claims her many facets.

Design & stylism by N’sqol ; Clothing worn by the model Jordane

 

The Dashiki fabric for me is more like this kind of clothing, a jacket, trench coat, a cloak.

I mean a piece that finishes the look and when removed it reveals another aspect of the person.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed using this fabric and that it will give you ideas.

See you next week to find out more about me.

Je vous embrasse and Thank you to all and to be more and more to follow me.

Take care of yourself.

 

Nafissath.

 

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Design & stylism by N’sqol

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