Spinning a yarn on Africa: Fashion inspired by the continent

Fashion inspired by the continent often has a story to tell about its colourful culture and tribes, as do the clothes from Africa-inspired brands based in Singapore

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The fashion world has long drawn inspiration from the people, culture and textiles of colourful Africa.

The bold contrasting colours and distinctive tribal patterns from the continent have often found their way to the runways of global brands such as Christian Louboutin and Comme des Garcons.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2019, with the headline Spinning a yarn on Africa: Fashion inspired by the continent. Subscribe