Due to the effects of globalization and enlightenment, local fabrics used for traditional attires are now being styled in the form of English wears to suit the shifting trends of fashion.
In Nigeria today, Ankara fabrics are being styled into English wears and there have been several cases of ladies rocking Ankara bum shorts to high-profile entertainment events and have also made appearances on top magazines
This has boosted the concept of Ankara wears in modern fashion. Ankara Fabric commonly known as African prints, African wax prints, Holland wax and Dutch Wax is a 100% cotton fabric with vibrant patterns.
It is usually a colorful fabric and is primarily associated with Africa because of its tribal-like patterns and motifs. It is also a very versatile fabric and many items can be made from it such as hats, earrings, blazers, and shoes to name a few.
To make Ankara an even more versatile fabric, companies have most recently included Ankara prints on chiffon for clothing such as kaftans and socks.
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