Hey! I am Ms. K and I am living in Brooklyn, NY. I grew up in Germany with a German mum and a Ghanaian dad. African cloth and prints were always part of our home and my life.
As toddlers we wore African print shirts in the Summer, as teenagers we mixed in African print skirts and head wraps into our outfits and there was always a big piece of African cloth somewhere in the house that could be used to lie down in the park or at the public open air pool.
6 years ago – after seeing African Fashion popping-up in mainstream stores like H&M and on runways and in magazines – I decided to start a blog that looks into:
- designers on the African Continent
- how the African Diaspora is involved in the re-emergence of “Africa” as a trend
- how Art and Interior Design are also areas where the “African” influence is being more and more celebrated.
- stories, opinions and observations around African and Africa-inspired fashion & design
Blogging with Purpose – The goal of African Prints in Fashion
African Prints in Fashion (APiF) is exploring the imprint of Africa and the African Diaspora on fashion and design.
African Prints in Fashion wants to empower by showcasing the beauty, creativity and innovation that comes from the African Continent & the Diaspora.
African Prints in Fashion aims to educate and change perception – so readers walk away with a name of a designer or artist they didn’t know before and a new idea of what “African Fashion” & “African Design” can be.