Loving Ankara

Boxing Kitten 

 Always a lover of prints, I've recently started to fall head over heals in love with any and everything Ankara. I've haven't given up on florals just yet  but, the stunning fabric known for many years as Dutch Wax is having a bit of a revival and two amazing designers are putting it on the map.

Brooklyn born Maya Lake,  founder and creator of Boxing Kitten, gives the Ankara fabric a twist with shapes and lines formed from vintage frocks.   Loved by Solange Knowles, Kelis and Fergie to name a few, the collection has an amazing aesthetic rich with quirk and style.

Nigerian born Lisa Folawiyo has established  a cult like  following with her  line Jewel By Lisa. Being one of the first designers to embellish Ankara with Swarovski crystals and combining it  with Chantilly lace, The Jewel by Lisa line has placed Ankara into the forefront. Establishing  it as not only a West African fabric  but as a form of art that surpasses ethnicity, continents and fashion taste. Style maven June Ambrose turned heads this past New York Fashion Week while she rocked a Jewel By Lisa custom piece giving her fashion renegade stamp of approval.

Jewel By Lisa