Botswanan Designer, Ashanti Chique Unveils A Mix Of Western And African Culture In New Collection

It is inspiring and good to see how African design and art have evolved through fashion. Each design very unique and special, telling one story or the other of Africa. Meet one of Africa’s gems, Ashanti Chique.

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Ashanti Chique is a fashion forward, fierce “afropolitan” clothing accessories label by qualified style and makeup consultant Jennifer Osei-Mensah of the Evolushon Images, Image Consultancy Brand. Ashanti Chique accessories are designed for the Urban Diva who is stylish yet proud of her African roots. The Ashanti Chique lady reflects this pride through her use of afro chic, “afropolitan” accessories in her everyday style choices.

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Ashanti Chique currently specializes in clutch bags and peplum belts made from modern and traditional African print fabric. The designs are made in such a way to capture the uniqueness of the combination of the various prints, colours and textures of the fabric whilst reflecting the beauty of our African heritage. They make use of German Print “Letasie” native to the Tswana tradition and “Ankara/Ntuma” native to Ghanaian/ Nigerian tradition.

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The peplum belts are detachable and can be used on skirts, tops, dresses or shorts. The simple addition of a peplum belt can take any outfit from drab to fab instantly. The clutch bags were designed with the aim of producing an appealing yet durable piece that could match any outfit, be it cocktail, office or formal inspired.

Credits
Styling| The Khoi-Fro
Photography| Kagography Seatile Kagography
Make-Up| Jennifer Osei-Mensah
Accessory Designer| Evolushon Imagesjennifer Osei-Mensah
Models| Naledi And Star


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