African Fashion

I spotted this dress in a few colors, on sale for $42, on asos.com. I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about it. As an African, it seemed a bit weird to see my traditional clothes fashioned and sold by non-Africans. I’d probably feel the same way if I were Indian and saw that saris were now being mass-produced. I know the “tribal” trend has been hot for a while now, but is this going to far? Or is it simply another case of copying higher-end designers, such as Duro Olowu or those from South African  fashion week?

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