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Hi Fashionistas,

Have you noticed how kente outfits have taken on a new game lately? Gone were the days when kente ensembles used to be plain and simple kaba and slit designs.

Kind courtesy our new wave of fashion designers, the textile has taken on a new upwardly soaring level of opulence. I mean don’t get us wrong here, kente already had its revered position in Ghanaian culture but now the textile is even richer than before.

These days most designers have taken to combining the special fabric with laces and other exotic fabrics while some also embellish the kente with  Swarovski  jewels, assorted beads , pearls and feathers to give the final pieces breathe-taking appeal. Others have even gone farther to incorporate very intricate embroidery detail into the kente thereby making it the “ish-go-to” fabric the more for special occasions like weddings and engagements.

Our research shows that an average kente piece (outfit) price begins from 800GHC and above. The more details one desires in it determines how high or low the cost may be. Then again, the choice of design and the design(er) house undertaking the production also plays a key role in the final costing.

Kente is a hand woven textile created on a loom.it is a native cloth formed from interwoven layers of silk and cotton threads. Scroll through these stunning designs and do let us know which is your fav.

 

 

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| The Royal Visit to Monte Carlo | Like many Asante history aficionados, I can never quite make out the difference between the ‘Akokorbaatan’ (a mothering hen) and the ‘Kuduo’ kente patterns in its many variations. Tough maternal love and the preparedness of an opulent and benevolent King. The design for my evening gown, however, I had no doubts about; over the left shoulder like the men, and under both shoulders, paired with a solid color, like the women ( dupioni silk in a gorgeous hue of burgundy in my case), my modern twist on how kente is traditionally worn by the Asante people. PS – The Asantehene (absolute monarch of the Asanteman ) @manhyiapalace_ donned a royal exclusive version of the Akokorbaatan in a recent photo-op with Prince Charles during @clarencehouse visit to Ghana. Check out my stories to see what it looks like. #royalvisitghana #asante #kente #kentedress #afropicurean #africanblogger #ghanaianblogger #madeinghana #visitghana #styleblogger #monaco #monacoblogger

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Photography @focusnblur
Video @tridetail
Brides Makeup @cutiebridal_gh
Bridesmaids Makeup @isleek_makeupgh
Kente Dress @saa_dia
Grooms Kaftan @house_of_amel
Bride fan @kentekloset_gh

📷 @kokuvi_ 💄@sannysmakeup
👗 @beth__sante

 


Photography: @iconicphography
Videography: @blayzpictures_
Brides kente outfit : @awodela_gh
Accessories: @accessory_ville and @cinnamongh
Makeup artist: @lawrebabe_mua
Hair : @ani_nessa


Photography- @focusnblur
Videography – @dlstudios1
Makeup – @beauchiqbyjenn
Hairstyling -@beauchiqmakeupstudio
Bridesmaids makeup – @mz_jwan
MC – @favourite_mcs_mc
Kente gown – @saa_dia
Kente fabric – @kentequeen

 

Do let us know below which one is your fav!

 

 

 

 

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