Ankara served Haute by Vlisco


These days we have become accustomed to seeing all the pretty and trendy ankara pieces from the likes of Jewel by Lisa, Christie Brown & Tae.
Thought it would be a good jolt to see ankara in Haute Couture. Adventurous and Bold pieces not for the faint-hearted!
Photos are courtesy the Vlisco Europe International Design Competition which was held some months ago.

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12 Comments on Ankara served Haute by Vlisco
  • policeisyourfriend July 25, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    served haute sa!!

  • Bola July 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm


  • Sugabelly July 25, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    The first picture is a tacky nightmare. The rest are fine.

  • yves larock** July 25, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    wow. some pieces are so avant garde! iLove.

  • AMAKA July 25, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    wonderful designs and designers.
    big ups to nigeria!!!

  • AMAKA July 27, 2009 at 12:10 am

    im not trying to sound racist but why is it when there are african fashion shows half the models would be white. or when its a white fashion show there maybe be 1, 2, or no black/african models at all?
    why is it that we are quick to put white models in fashion shows but the audience we are selling to are predominantly africans/blacks? we want to see what the clothes will look like on us or our body type.
    or does anyone else have a different look on this.
    i dont want to get wahala for just trying to say something because people on here love to start trouble. lol

  • melly July 27, 2009 at 12:21 am

    wow africa is doing good!!! these designs are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kpakpando Nwanyi July 27, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Cool down, this was the Europe Design competition sponsored by Vlisco, a Dutch company in Europe, of course there’ll be white models. It’s not an african show, neither is ankara an african fabric, we don’t call it hollndais for nothing.

  • AMAKA July 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    dont tell me to cool down. im not over heated.
    well now i know, thanks.
    sometimes i dont really read the things at the top. lol

  • policeisyourfriend July 28, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Amaka COOL DOWN!!!lol….me i just dey find trouble o!!!

  • Sade August 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Sorry corrections-
    Vlisco is a European company whose dominant market is africa
    Your ‘root’ ankara fabric is designed by ALL WHITE designers
    Buying ankara (vlisco) is not necessarily supporting africa – money goes
    back to the colonial masters!
    We should start buying MADE IN NIGERIA ankara or at best, why can vlisco
    not start a plant in west africa, after all labour’ll be cheaper!
    We call it ‘ankara’ but it is not indigenous to w/africa, though we are now the
    major importer.
    Once again, the white man pulls the strings, the black puppets dance.
    Why do we need them to wear our ankara/designs, before we say it’s hip?!!
    e.g Fergie, etc
    OK. Thanks! There’s my rant for the day…….

  • jae November 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    iLove Vlisco…….i’d love 2 work witchu guys……model 4 yhuu aii ltr

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