African print designs, have become over used by people. This means designers have had to go beyond the usual placement and innovate with fabrics.
After seeing Wazal‘s designs I realised that African Print is indeed alive and well revived in this Cameroonian designer based in Paris.
The Wazal collection 2016/2017 called “Ova Tété”.
This collection is inspired by a Cameroonian slang ‘ova‘ which means bigger and noble person, and Tété which refers to chic and bourgeois.
According to the designer, the word chic is used to describe the amazing and modern appearance of the clothing. For those who have good taste and know how to well dress are characterized as chic.
For ‘ova’ noble and quality materials were used in this collection, including first choice wax (African print) from Senegal or Mali.
Joseph-Marie the designer calls the 2016/2017 collection indecent, 10 years in advance or shameless 5 years in advance.
“I prefer being ahead because the fashion world is in constant evolution.”
Joseph-Marie aka JJ DU STYLE is a fashion designer who creates very chic street wear. The French/Cameroonian designer whose father was a tailor, has decided to follow the footsteps of pioneer Cameroonian fashion designers.
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PS. I want that black jacket for myself honestly…will be accepting donations