Sweet Potato and Pepper -

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Sweet Potato and Pepper -

80.00
  • Purple Flowers + Turquoise Trim in Purple body trim Prixting
  • Organic Cotton
  • One size

Inspired by the street food of roasted sweet potato with a fried hot salsa called ‘Shito’, which is the word for pepper in Ghana’s Ga tribe!

This is a street food where sweet and hot are the flavours of piquancy, and is reflected in the print combinations using Ghanaian local cotton Wax Block Print.

Print: The potency of visual flavours are whispered by blending Wax Block Prints ‘Not all Peppers Ripen at the same time’ and ‘Sweet Potato flowers’. Ruminate in the visual flavours of this naughty treat, in an elegant Kimono shrug. Revel in the Luxury of hot Ghanaian lunch on your body without the calories!

Afropolitan Kimono: EmethicaLuxury looks at food concepts translated into wearable fashion, in the Afropolitan Concept, creating diffusion range of nonchalant Kimono shrug a slice of Afro Eccentricity!

Afropolitan Street Food Concept: EmethicaLuxury looks at food concepts translated into wearable fashion, in the Afropolitan Concept, creating diffusion range of nonchalant Kimono shrug a slice of Afro Eccentricity!

Silhouette and Form: Afrocentric Kimonos focus on how dancers move. Cloudia looked at the practical Kimono and its easy to wear ‘one size fits all’ model for this collection. She looked at structures and how square shapes (Kimono blocs) mould on to round shapes (human form).

Prints Designs: Having found that Kimonos have symbolic elements and meanings behind them, she researched West African wax block prints and found that a number of them had names and meanings, such as ‘Ama Serwa’ (a small hot pepper); ‘Men Are Not Pillows’ and ‘You can't get good taste from the back of your hand’.

Cultures: These are most accessed through food, music, and clothing styles, researched the fabrics as she looked at culture, tradition and behaviour, settling on food as a universal language. On this occasion trendy street foods of Accra are used to communicate these in these Afropolitan Fashion garments.

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