Thursday, May 15, 2008

ode to ankara

Like I said in my last post, I do a lot of work with Ankara. A lot of people ask me why Ankara and not lace? While I have worked with lace in the past, I by far prefer to work with Ankara.
I prefer to work with Ankara, first because its made in Nigeria and I'm all for buying made in Nigeria where ever possible to help our economy. Which leads to the second reason, which is that it's readily available. Third is that I love the challenge of taking a fabric that is so common place and taking it into regions that are unexpected. I have made some styles that have blown people's minds with old pattern Ankara. You'll be surprise the levels you can take Ankara to with the right designer.
I have heard several people say that Ankara is out. I think that such people aren't very creative, because I honestly believe that we haven't even scratched the surface of how far Ankara can go. One of the things I love about Ankara is that each pattern tells a story and the job of the designer is to interpret that story. My ambition is to take the fabric where no one has thought of taking it.
Anyway I hope this post will inspire us all to open our eyes to the possibilities.
Stay fabulous


Passing through said...

I am with you on thinking that ankara can be taken to levels that we have not even begun to tap into yet. Not really a fan of linen but one's mind can always be changed, n'est pas?

Nice blog. I would like to see tips on what to wear and how to wear them with the right accessories.

Will be reading!

zeezoll said...

I like. always been a fan of the ankara good to see someone taking control of this fabulous fabric. Yeah I'll be checking out your blog from time to time, though I have to be honest I'm kinda over blogs- but anything for an Abuloma alumni.

eunice oluwadamilola alade said...

i really love this outfits, u should definitely put on more pics of ur collection, who knows, i might become one of ur very own customers.

i wouldnt mind if u help me with some fashion tips, this is really nice.
with love, eunice kome alade

Anonymous said...

gurl this outfits r poppin i love em

Maria Pinkdiamonds said...

I particularly like the design, very classy, simple and modern. I like how you worked the bust area. The style would flatter any shape and size particularly because of the high waist band. Good stuff.

Was wondering if you could be my designer???