African Couture

African fashion has long been revered for its use of color and print, and now the international fashion world is following their lead. Dazzling geometric shapes, ikat patterns and African batik are among the many versions of prints dominating the city streets, runways and red carpets everywhere.

Irene Dumuje’ owner and creative director of Dumuje’ is one of the designers behind this trend. She won the award for Best New Designer at the 2010 Ankara show in Lagos- Nigeria. This dynamic up and coming designer certainly has a lot to offer the fashion industry.

Check out some African-inspired prints from the red carpet and some must-have pieces you should consider adding to your closet.

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