Today May 1st 2017 is celebrated as International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries. As a child growing up in Cameroon, I had fun memories where communities came out on this day to keep the environment clean. One common aspect of this day is women turning out in their ‘Kaba’ outfit for the community service or ‘Clean up campaign’ as it was commonly known.
The ‘Kaba’ is one of the oldest fashion trends that has rocked the Cameroon fashion scene. It is a glamorous home-grown African inspired attire. The ‘Kaba’ is a loosely sewn African women style using Ankara fabric with a one size fit all pattern. Before the emergence of African inspired brands like Vlisco, Vokkall I remember it was all about the African Wax, George, Hollandaise and CICAM fabrics in Cameroon.
Nothing says African fabrics like the traditional West African wax print fabric. Combining striking bold designs with beautiful and bright colours. The ‘Kaba’ fashion is still one of the most common African women fashion trend that cuts across boundaries in Cameroon and Africa as a whole. Most women are usually seen rocking this vintage trend during national celebrations, family functions and other social events. The ‘Kaba’ could be worn with a stylish headwrap in print or plain textile.
Model: Karin Jhoel MY Model: Annie Choice Matio
These beautiful images were captured by the best Fashion Photography house in Cameroon InkCreators.
Little Black Dress Lace And Trim Pencil Dress
Models, Annie Choice Matio, Karin Jhoel MY
Hair and Makeup by Rexia Capri
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