gallery “My Heart Skipped A Beat in Cuba” by Ife’s Closet

African fashion and fashionistas are breaking out boldly on the international fashion stage. I can’t wait for them to go mainstream rather than remaining a niche, ethnic proposition. They have to be bolder, more inventive and innovative. We can also be exporters of culture.

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My Heart Skipped A Beat In Cuba, the Spring/Summer 2017 collection designed by Ife’s Closet, features a 20-piece assortment of high energy ready-to-wear pieces through a burst of colorful and rich West African vintage prints. From slimline dresses and tops with exaggerated silhouettes to peplum and layered skirts and jumpsuits; Ife’s Closet’s West African prints infused with the tropical vibrancy of Havana nights, is a must-have collection for any wax print / ankara fabric lover this spring/summer.


Designed by sisters Titi and Tinuke Ukrinamemen, the UK-based designers’ third collection was created and inspired after their first trip and experience to the timeless capital of Havana, Cuba.

“Cuba was a breathtaking experience of culture, color and style that unexpectedly inspired our latest collection. It was amazing to experience and watch the dancers in the taverns of the historic town of Trinidad, women dressed in Bata Cabañas and gélés in the…

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