Set to Reggae music and even a West Indian nursery rhyme, Gwen Stephanie left Tokyo and took us to Mother Africa for the L.A.M.B Spring 2011 Collection. Of course I’m not surprised by her choice of music – Gwen Stefani loves Jamaica and with her sons being named Kingston and Nesta (Zuma’s middle name) but the influence for her clothing was all African prints called Ankara, with a few plaid and other patterns (like gingham) mixed in.
What is Ankara? “Ankara are bold, vibrant patterns of rich colorful designs. Ankara fabric is mostly made of 100% cotton or cotton poly blend. Originally the wax resist dyed fabrics were exported to the Gold Coast and spread over West Africa into Central Africa and were largely produced in Nigeria.”
Gwen Stefani’s collection is strong and sexy; the strength of the designs comes through in the cool silhouettes which is a mix of body conscious pieces, volume and an urbanized twist to sleek lines. Like the fabrication, it takes a bold personality to wear one of Gwen’s designs. Do you have it in you?
Check out the finale video below