Monday, 30 April 2007

Planning my collection

Well, although i am swamped with work, i have to start thinking about my collection due for the next couple of months. I have been planning to start with at least six outfits and if time permits then 15. But all in all, i have to start sketching and trying to put my imagination to paper. And, lets not forget that its African themed, i have the various fabrics to use but not all. I have not been able to get my hands on SA traditional wax, like the nigerian wax - ankaras. The south- African traditional wax also called shwe-shwe fabric is nowhere to be found in London, and i have mailed a couple of companies in South Africa with the prospect of mail order or shipping. I don't think they even check their mails - so that is out of the question.
here are some of the Ankara that i have and hope to use, though in combination with other solid coloured fabrics.


Tany said...

Those fabrics are beautiful! I can't wait to see your collection!

Ajira said...


I'm from SA, and use a wonderful tailor there who stocks wonderful cloth... I've designed clothes for years and he made them. Now I'm learning to sew myself. Get in touch and perhaps make a new contact??

Evenstar said...

Ajira, thanks for the comment and we should definitely stay in touch. I am in W. Africa at the moment hoping to start a bit of marketing and advertising to spread the word about my design line, so every help and inspiration would be a bonus. mail me on (or .com) i think its the former.