One of the most conspicuous symbols in African fashion is the headwrap (known locally by various names across Africa). The UK is no stranger to cold weather, so why not wrap up and keep warm while still looking good?!
In African cultures, headwraps are more than just a fashion statement, having definitive cultural significance.
We can’t deny the rise of headwraps in the African diaspora as a staple fashion accessory.
Here are some great headwrap styles I found and will be trying out myself. Which one will you be wearing?! When you decide, remember to wear your crown like a queen!
Snippets of an African legacy
Despite it’s struggle to survive on the continent, West African textiles are growing in popularity in the diaspora, especially Europe. However, if African textiles are to become a staple across the world, it’s heritage needs to be maintained and strengthened in Africa.
This is an interesting video on the history and current state of West African textiles, which is more than just wax prints.
Snippets of an African legacy from a colourful perspective
Due to migration and colonial influences, ‘fusion’ cooking is on the rise in many cultures. Some people like it others have a more traditional palate. In the UK, some African chefs are mixing things up a bit!