Flipping over African Fashion - Afrikrea

Last week, I was catching up on some Shark Tank and a woman named Kelechi Anyadiegwa was on, looking for a deal for her clothing website Zuvaa.  Intrigued, I took to my iPad and searched for it.  The site is gone now - I guess there's been some issues with her not paying the merchants but I don't want to get into that.  I want to talk about the clothes! 

My understanding is that she is now a merchant with another site, called Afrikrea.  It is all apparel made by designers in Africa and shipped to the Western market. 

The first thing I saw was this gorgeous jacket:


I'll be honest, I wasn't at all familiar with African clothing or design before this moment, and my first thought was, "Yes! Yes, this is beautiful."  I love colors and bold prints and this jacket makes me very happy.  I must have it. 

Then I found this skirt:


The vibrant yellow and blue - omg!

And this other coat


It looks so comfortable yet chic!


The more I searched through the site and "favorited" the items that I want to come back and buy later, the more I felt this rumbling inside of my spirit.  My inner black woman was stirring! (Calm down, that's not intended to be offensive, we all come from Africa anyway!)

Point is, I'm obsessed with these pieces and must have them. Even the accessories like this scarf!



They also have clothes for those who prefer classic and simple styles.  Such as this dress:



Are you into the African style? Share with me what you love about these looks and if you know of other places I can shop clothing made by African designers, I'd love to hear about it! 
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