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African Inspiration from Prada, Versace & More! View the “African Visions” Editorial for Vogue Accessory



African Visions for Vogue Accessory Editorial - BellaNaija - January 2014 (2)

Don’t you just love African inspired fashion editorials?

Photographer Lucia Giacani and stylist Enrica Ponzellini teamed up to create the accessories editorial titled “African Visions” for Vogue Accessory.

The editorial features models wearing turbans and accessories from designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Versace, Burberry and Persol 9649 layered over African prints.

I absolutely love how colourful and bold the images and prints are. Check on it.

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Photo Credits: 
Photography: Lucia Giacani
Stylist: Enrica Ponzellini

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  1. yostic

    January 15, 2014 at 11:04 am

    i hate it when they do this

    • Non professional opinion

      January 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

      It’s so annoying and really tired, so I’m hoping they will stop.

  2. Miriam

    January 15, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I love the shades

  3. nuellla

    January 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    WTH!!! Who ties their scarf like that ,or puts all those stupid feathers or paints face like a fool…an whats the meaning of African version…we have our own designers,we don’t need you to translate our culture to suit you….long hisssss…..

  4. ti

    January 15, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    what is the meaning of this

  5. Berry

    January 15, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    when they think Africa, this is what comes to their mind.

  6. Sunshine

    January 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Guys please read up MINT economy. Please let us protect our economy. No make that safeguard our economy oh!!!! before these people descend on us like vultures.
    Yes, we haf seen your designs. A for efforts. Thanx but no thanx. We haf our own designers and as difficult they may be, we want to promote them.

    • Chioma

      January 15, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      No to mention our own models; the least they could have done was to use black models.

  7. V

    January 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    They couldn’t use African models? After all the shouting about equality and using more models of colour and still this!

  8. tobi amokeodo

    January 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Fashion garbage!
    A for trying

  9. Aibee

    January 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Ankara is equal to African? Seriously? Not even one black model? Scarf and face paint is equal to African?

  10. Jane Public

    January 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    These designers just like poking fun at us sha. When they interpret Asian culture, they do it with respect and accuracy, but with Africans it is open season to the point of ridiculousness. I don’t blame una

  11. uju

    January 15, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    hahahahahaha….BN commentors are just epic…i thought i would be the only with a bitter taste after seeing this…tufiakwa..this is not my africa bikonu…we will buy your shades you hear…just stop with the african bla bla already…turban my foot.

  12. Mrs Nwosu

    January 15, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    No not feeling this at all. And where did they get the idea that we tye scarf in that fashion all the time? This is becoming irritating

  13. Chu-Chu

    January 15, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Who does this???? *sigh*

  14. Loveis my religion.

    January 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    weres of the highest order. Who are these masquerades?Insult upon Injury. Even my tailor Monsuru would do better! shioo

  15. belinda

    January 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I Dnt think dey meant to disrespect or anything. Dey took things peculiar and important like tribal paintings nd d use of feathers to create d photos. It is quite lovely, brilliant and fun. I love d use of colours, d headgear styles and evrything. They depicted Africa beautifully and in d way dey understood. Fashion is abt trying out new looks, d designers r nt under any compulsion 2 follow wat dey wish 2 represent strictly, i love dem.

    • Jane Public

      January 15, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      something must be seriously wrong with you, to find anything to appreciate in this ridiculous mess. No offense, but seriously

    • Troll Slayer

      January 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      So if person no see things your way then something dey worry that person? You sound mad kooky, so go take your prozac and chill jare.

  16. Vusi

    January 15, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    facepaint…feathers….this isn’t pre-colonial Africa.

    No one respects Africa clearly but then again, we Africans aren’t doing much to salvage our reputation. We’re getting there, but not fast enough. We need to trample on the rest of the world stat!

  17. Xtsy

    January 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Copy and paste fashion

  18. SIMMIE

    January 15, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    This is more like a photo-shoot for SUPER SUN GLASSES than Ankara………

  19. Akpeno

    January 15, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Total rubbish! Because you pile Ankara-like prints and some awful beads together you call it African fashion?! Abeg e! Total Nonsense and to add salt to Injury…….
    WHITE Models! No Black/African models where they are abi? Total and Utter RUBBISH!

  20. Moyo.O

    January 15, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    What annoys me most is the way they say Ahfruhcah like its some outer space place. In their mind print, face paint, feather =African. It may b true but its tiring already.

  21. Modella

    January 15, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    True words @ Belinda

  22. Amaka

    January 25, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Are they having a laugh?! I hate how they can exploit
    Africa and then give the continent a negative image. I think
    Africans should start to support and patronise their own even

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