Being an Asian designer brand, one question that has always been asked is why AIMEEKU is African-inspired? It all started with a traditional African dress as a gift from a friend, our designer Amy Chien Ku just got deeply attracted to the vibrant colorful Ankara fabric and applied it as the inspiration of her designs.
Ankara Fabric also known as “African Waxprints” is a 100% cotton fabric with tribal-like patterns and motifs. As African-inspired fashion is getting more and more influential, we are delighted to see more international designers taking this style into a higher level.
One of our favorites, Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean, widely uses waxprints in each season of her collection, we just adore how she combines her Creole heritage with classic Italian craftsmanship, and obviously Stella Jean has already become the choice of many celebrities.
Stella Jean F/W 2015
celebrities wearing Stella Jean
Mozambican designer brand Taibo Bacar kown for it’s fusion of high fashion and African prints is considered one of the leading brands in Africa.
Taibo Bacar F/W 2013
Longstanding textile company Vlisco representing high quality waxprint fabrics always brings us astonishing fresh styles with stunning combinations of prints.
Vlisco 2015 FEEL collection
In recent yeas, we often see numerous international well-known designers utilize waxprint fabrics to present their collections and it beautifully describes the attractiveness of prints.
Viktor & Rolf S/S 2015 Couture
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012
And It was a pleasure to witness so many talented designers at Africa Fashion Week London, we believe African-inspired fashion is the next big thing to come, and we look forward to how far it will take us!
The winner of AFWL Young Designer of the Year 2015 - AAugust, created by Zambian-born British designers Emalda Mbulo and Suwilanji Katuka.