Wow! What else can I say about this new young designer?
Well, African fabric is making it to the top in terms of fashion and urban style. True, anybody can easily add some African fabric to his or her style or own some colouful material from the continent. But Nikki Billie Jean is showing to us another side of the Ankara fabric. If you want to know more about this amazing designer follow me 🙂 !
Who’s Nikki Billie Jean?
Nikki Billie Jean (Nicolette Orji) is a Nigerian-American editor-in-chief, fashion designer, wardrobe stylist & event producer from Maryland.
In August 2012, Nikki founded All Things Ankara the #1 source for ankara print fashion. Her professional and editorial work,which focuses on ankara print fashion, has been spotted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! , appeared on the websites of Huffington Post, Bella Naija & The Shade Room. She was also featured in magazines such as Clutch Magazine & Afroelle Magazine and seen on celebrities such as Grammy nominated recording artist, Jidenna and Miss USA 2015 4th Runner-Up/America’s Next Top Model Cycle 22 1st Runner Up Mame Adjei.
In December 2015, Nikki was listed on Okay Africa’s The Most Badass Black Women Moments in 2015. (Source:nikkibilliejean.com)
But what is Ankara fabric?
Ankara is a new fashion trend that originally came from the streets of Lagos. After many years as a traditional African fashion style, Ankara has now become a worldwide trend being seen on catwalks throughout the world. You can see Ankara everywhere on the streets and in the fashion boutiques, as these bold fabric designs have become increasingly more popular. Ankara is the word used to describe the bright printed fabric that is inspired by African fashion.
A few pieces of what I like about this brand clothing :
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So what do you think? Are you ready to visit her website? 🙂