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Last week, we showcased 3 past collections from Vlisco as well as information on the Vlisco Fashion Academy. Exclusively on Bella Naija, here is the latest collection from Vlisco and its named ‘Urban Beat’.

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The new fabric collection, ‘Urban Beat’ by Vlisco, combines contemporary, city chic with a hint of ethnic charm. Just as the fashion world is paying homage to ethnic design & tribal prints, Vlisco has used its rich heritage to create an upbeat collection of graphic melodies. Strong graphic symbols from both tribal roots & urban origin are married in rhythmical sequence to create an eclectic range of unique fabrics. Globes, arrows & skylines, from an urban landscape, are just some of the references used in harmony with feathers, batik and artisan drawings of ethnic origin. The colours similarly range from steely, cold blues and vibrant pink to earthy tones of sand and ochre. The end result is up-tempo city chic with international allure.

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  1. Olamild

    January 19, 2009 at 8:34 am

    The styles are tres beautiful

  2. Nma

    January 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    i am stealing..

  3. Dimeji

    January 19, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Wht cant africans be original…why did they have to steal the YSL bob look?

  4. yety

    January 19, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    wow this is soooooo amazing, love the sharp edgy bold look, well nice 🙂

  5. chikito

    January 19, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    i didnt know YSL had exclusive rights to the bob look?? lol

  6. Ladi

    January 19, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    If YSL used dreads or braids or cornrows on his models…then he should pay royalty abi? When did a ‘purewater’ hairstyle like bob become YSL’s? With 6billion people in the world thats just lame.

    Oya suggest a hairstyle for these models….

    By the way, I own the afro look so Bella warn Vlisco not to use afros any time soon else I sue. LOL!!!!

  7. jo

    January 19, 2009 at 4:59 pm


  8. Lamide

    January 19, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Just gorgeous…now I’m wondering if my friendly neighborhood “Sura the tailor” can modify these looks for moi, lol!!

  9. Azara Azara

    January 19, 2009 at 6:05 pm


  10. someteen year old

    January 19, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    lmao… they’re showcasing the clothes, not the hairstyles, so your comment is rather irrelevant, don’t you think?

  11. nony

    January 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    absolutely gorgeous

  12. Qed

    January 19, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    @bella I nominate these designers for the thisday thingy in newyork…
    these styles are fabulosly creative…alot better than most of the copy and paste taliors calling themselves nigerian designers.

  13. Bridget Otubor

    January 20, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    am enthralled by the designs, absolutely fabulous! l must comment

  14. Akos

    January 21, 2009 at 2:14 am

    i see vlisco is hard at work cos the competition is so fierce for them now, eventhough they were one of the early pioneers (at least in ghana i know), now they got competition from all sorts (e.g woodin) and the chinese bootleggers arent making it any easier. Good luck to their new campaign. Personally now i’d go for a woodin or akosombo textile than a vlisco. They NEVER fade.

  15. Ladi

    January 21, 2009 at 6:02 am

    What of Kaduna Textiles (for those from the north) those were the ish back in the day…now they’ve all closed down laying off hundreds. Is Vlisco Nigerian?

    I’m currently supporting local fabrics no more China abeg….Cheap but our folk are losing their jobs!

  16. Stritchick A

    January 24, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    WOW this is so cool…

  17. Olaronke

    January 24, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    hi … does anyone know if vlisco does the clothes, or just the fabrics – i know they recently partenered with jewel by ,isa for a collecttion- but which ever, where are their stuff available in Lagos?

  18. Michael Scoffield

    January 24, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    abeg where dem dey wear dis type clothe go!!?

  19. NG

    January 24, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    lol. dat na d same thing wen cross my mind.

  20. Cici

    January 24, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Chei, these designs are fierce. When I look at some of the top designers collection, i ask who and where do you wear it to, but I guess that is the fun and art of it. This is outstanding.

  21. Bola

    February 23, 2009 at 12:04 am

    chei, chei, chei!
    stunning, i LOVE evrything.
    Who’s the desiner though for these Visco patterns?

    Both the models and desiner should definately be on the International fahsion front. STUNNING!

    Love u bella for putting this up, it honestly inspires me so much and def keeps me in touch with my base 🙂

  22. Dammy

    April 11, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    These pieces are simply stunning. I’m a bit confused now . . . . is Vlisco the designer? Or who designs these pieces? Can I get some contact information please?

  23. shola balogun

    February 26, 2010 at 2:34 am

    love to faeture ur collection photo of ankara styles in our comin event called “”ankara carnival 2010” in london plz reply as soon as possible…send us ur logo ….for the the postal & flyers

  24. felicite

    August 3, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Bjr ,juste vous felicitez bravo ;vs ne cessez de briller .je suis ravie ,Abientôt

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