Fashion, Afrobeats and Urban Britain

Style Summit Africa

There has always been a strong, intertwining relationship between fashion and music. Take Madonna for instance, her music popularity and her fashion choices forever changed fashion.

Madonna 80s Pop Icon Madonna in the 80’s

She had girls all over the United States (and other parts of the world) wearing leggings, boots and headbands in the ‘80s. African music is no different. Since the rise of Afrobeats music in the last few years, the fashion scene not only in Africa, but the U.K. has been heavily influenced.

Before I go any further, let me introduce myself. My name is Esther and I am the creator ofAkello Studio; a U.K based fashion label which is heavily focused on creating products using African prints. I wanted to create a label celebrating the fusion of my culture and heritage (born in Uganda) and British upbringing, collating all the fragmented experiences and influences that comes…

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