Last year, Kymeah Mcentyre broke the internet when a photo of her clad in a gorgeous gown she designed went viral. The dress was crafted fr...
Afrocentric Prints are Trending for Prom 2016
17-year-old Mayalaya Zanders of Garfield Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio saw her own gorgeous ankara-print dress go viral last week, after she posted an image of the impressive gown, noting that her teacher had said African prints were “tacky” for prom. Pretty sure she proved that teacher wrong.
And Zanders isn’t the only one showing the world just how chic Afrocentric prints are when it comes to formal wear. Teens across America are slaying prom in their own colorful, elaborate printed dresses, bringing to life the rich, diverse history behind the prints that spans multiple cultures from all over the world, connecting African sensibilities with western silhouettes. It’s a friendly reminder that when cultures mix in a respectful and harmonious way, the results are simply gorgeous.