July 31, 2014
#SoHip | Rock Monochromatic with an Afro Edge!
To many people in and out of the continent, Africa represents rich and vibrant colors. But black and white (and red) are recurring colors with great meaning throughout Africa. Both colors symbolize spirituality in different ways. While white may signify purification and healing, black refers to strength and energy.

In the fashion world, black and white coupled with ethnic patterns have become very popular. There are many cool African/afro-centric pieces to rock that look too!

British fashion brand, specializing in African-inspired fashion Ohema Ohene’s latest collection “OH! Printex Collection ” in collaboration with Printex Fabric is a monochromatic fashion heaven. There are also other beautiful B&W pieces out there you could grab for a reasonable price. I’m sure your closet has some stylish black and white items too. Here are some looks that you could buy or just rework as it pleases you. Also, find further below some celebs Afro-centric monochromatic styles for inspiration.

Look 1

Look 2

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Look 1
1- Black & White Drift Dress by ohemaohene.com
2- Back and white tribal pattern with gold spikes ankle strap found on 247miami.tv/
3- African Necklace found on pinterest
4- Tabbard Chiffon dress-Akua by ohemaohene.com

Look2
1- Ethnic Jewelry Cuff Bracelet Bangle African Fashion Zulu Design Telephone Wire Mahatsara 7 cm South Africa White/Black by karuni.co.uk
2- Fair Trade African Print Peplum Top by fashion-conscience.com/
3- Wood Bangles by loveitsomuch.com
4- Sue Cut Out Dress by Boxing Kitten (2011 collection)
5- Beads necklace by aperfectmoment on Etsy
6 - H&M Fashion Against Aids collection collection sandals

Celebs rock the monochromatic Tribal/Afro look too!
Moet Abebe

Rihanna

Solange

Shingai Soniwa

Nhlanhla Nciza

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