For a while now; specifically since November 2018, we’ve watched the ‘styleconnaisseur’ give us some pretty amazing Ankara inspired looks on her Instagram page and we’re definitely here for it!
Angel Obasi, who is mostly referred to as Styleconnaisseur by thousands of her Instagram followers, is a young & fabulous influencer, interior designer specialist and in her words; architecture enthusiast. A trip to her Instagram page (@styleconnaisseur) today, would provide you an awesome collection of some of the most vibrant Ankara print outfits. Obasi’s new found love for the African prints is an attestation to the versatility of the fabric; as they come in different colors, patterns and texture. It has suddenly become a must-have in the wardrobes of many people, irrespective of their origin or culture; its now recognized and used globally. Today, the African print has taken back power into its hands and it is gradually regaining its lost glory with the help of people like her.
Although its not a new concept to see Ankara fabric used in new and exciting ways, the fusion of the amazing list of designers she has worked with and her personal style which comes off as playful but chic, is what really stands out. She has worn designers like Becca Apparel, Adensecret, Tribal N, Style by Emerald, Dressathon Lagos who are all renowned for their amazing work when it comes to African prints. Her personal style, especially when it comes to accessorizing cannot also not go unnoticed as she’s taken a leaf from the pages of Micah Ginneli and is turning the street to her runway, one outfit at a time.
There is definitely a lot to draw inspiration from; and these are our top 10 looks from her Ankara archives;
Be sure to head over to her Instagram page for more great style inspiration.