Africa Fashion Guide
A social enterprise promoting sustainability within Africa's fashion and textile industry.


July 7th, 2014

ASOS Africa…gets all laced up for SS14 with Nigeria!

Have you checked out the ASOS Africa Spring Summer 2014 capsule collection yet?

It’s been on our radar and not just because they tend to make a lot of their collections with our friends over at the SOKO factory in Kenya but because, where they have a general focus on East Africa textiles and wax print textiles, now nine seasons in, ASOS Africa has turned its attention to Nigeria for SS14. All the lace have been sourced in Nigeria. The aim is for proceeds to help facilitate growth and empowerment to the artisans responsible for producing the pieces.

The collection which was made by the SOKO Kenya team celebrates the seasons biggest trends being lace as well as florals so it cant go wrong there!. They have utilised mix of lace often worn for traditional dress and occasion-wear in many Sub-Saharan countries on the continent. This version is a rainbow of pastels in a gorgeous peppermint through to bubblegum pinks. Organza overlays play a good role next to the delicate lace. In contrast they deliver sporty details and digital look prints in a monochrome colourway.

Sounds incredible? Well we think it is great and beautifully made! Well done SOKO Kenya!

Here are our top pieces from the Nigerian lace sourced collection.

Our favourite is the layered lace vest. Which is yours?

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ASOS will donate £2 from thesale of every item to contribute to food and welfare facilities for SOKOworkers




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