Dior cruise 2020 collection: Africans come for French Luxury Designer over Ankara Wax prints
Africans have come hard against global fashion brand Dior whom they’ve accused of stealing their style and trying to pass it off as original.
Dior, via it’s Twitter page unveiled it’s Dior Cruise 2020 collection featuring popular African wax prints called Ankara.
Get to discover more about one of the key through lines of the #DiorCruise 2020 collection: Wax print fabrics, the prestige cloth used for the collection and learn more https://t.co/MIkT7rhxX8! pic.twitter.com/z4tsgEVs99
— Dior (@Dior) May 3, 2019
This did not go down well with many Africans who accused the French Luxury designer of stealing their style without giving credit.
People said things like: ”There is no originality here!! ???? stolen from Africa!!” and ”Y’all never get enough from stealing from Africa”.
While some of the call outs were out rightly hilarious, we found some sense in what some people said. Checkout some of the reactions from Africans below…
Stole our prints, just like that. pic.twitter.com/Wnnss18wL1
— Queen K (@Bathong_SA) May 3, 2019
First it was LV now Ke Dior? And no African is profiting
— 0 1 Four (@TheBunduBasher) May 3, 2019
Fixed it pic.twitter.com/GrEEr5LzwC
— Ms Adams (@LittleMzMercy) May 3, 2019
— LUNGI NAIDOO (@LungiNaidoo) May 3, 2019
Just wait till these fashion houses start selling y'all Agbada collections and calling it a reimagination of the shawl from prestige clothing.
— Stephen Obisanya (@stephenobisanya) May 3, 2019
Ankara is a colourful wax print worn mostly in West Africa for decades.
Watch fast rising Nigerian-Canadian designer Dami Fierce talk about the Ankara fabric below…
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