In 2014 we definitely saw the rise of African prints within the mainstream media, especially as huge global stars supported the trend by wearing gorgeous pieces, filled with colour and vivid patterns.
The year allowed African fashion to dominate worldwide, creating an exciting buzz around the clothing as fans wanted to recreate their idols' style.
Rihanna is known for taking risks and being unconventional within fashion, often changing up her styles every season. We've seen sports-luxe and glamorous red carpet styles which look amazing but Rihanna just glows in her vibrant red dashiki. I admire how she mixes traditional African with urban modern as the top crosses between a dashiki and a sports jersey. Perhaps visiting her hometown, Barbados made Rihanna realise the beauty of going back to her roots. Love it!
Unexpectedly, Chris Brown also decided to embrace his love for African prints as seen below. He stays true to his bad boy image by sporting the dashiki with a heavy gold chain and snapback, of course!
Let's be honest, you either love or hate Amber Rose. Since her breakup with Wiz Khalifa, she has been pretty 'fearless' with her decisions, shall we say. However, I know one thing's for sure... I absolutely love this African-inspired bandeau dress on her! It hugs her figure well and shows off her lovely caramel skintone.
Without a doubt, the queen bee of African-inspired fashion goes to Beyonce! In 2014, she rocked some stunning pieces, exuding fierceness and confidence as always!
This look is very experimental but Beyonce can pull off anything with ease. The plunging wrap top teamed with a waist-cinching belt accentuates her assets gorgeously.
Beyonce is FLAWLESS in this colourful playsuit filled with bright reds, oranges and blues. Teamed with beachy wavy hair, Beyonce is hands down the expert of making this trend look effortless. Props to her!