Fortunately, its always summer up here, so we don’t have to wait for a season to indulge in beaches and swim wears.
But for those who don’t wake up every morning to the scorching sun, I believe the warm season is there already.
Just as summer or spring is about bright colors and breaths of fresh air, we’re all for vibrancy, prints and everything bold. So when it comes to swimwear, African brands are the ones to shop with..
If you’ve come across any of her swimwear collections, you would know all this talk is basically unnecessary.
Roughly, $20 – $100
Le’space, 19a Olosa Street , Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria .
Girl on the wing, 81 King street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
They’re exclusive. I found my way into their tribe through Instagram, with their vibrant prints and beautiful photographs, they became one of my favorites .
Bantu is an indigenous beachwear brand developed by Yodit Eklund, she’s inspired by the vibrant clothing and super-functional nature of African women. It’s a brand that merges the rich history of African art and textiles with Africa’s rich deeply rooted surf culture.
Bantu is made in Africa by Africans using traditional processes, they work exclusively with local vendors and artisans in Africa.
Men’s- $90 to $120 and
Women’s- $150 to $200
Okun, meaning ‘the ocean’ in Yoruba, is an Africa-inspired men designer swimwear brand whose ambition is to revitalize beachwear around the globe with vibrant prints and colors in contemporary African style.
Their prints are modern interpretations of designs found in heritage pan-African woven fabrics such as Congolese Kuba, Ghanaian Adinkra, Kenyan Kikoy and the ubiquitous African Wax (Batik) prints.
Price Range: $25 -$50
Kamokini is a brand that caters to the designers’ perspective on what real women expect of a fashionable, affordable and figure complimenting swimsuit. KAMOKINI swimsuits are inspired by everything; art, music, African culture, Western fashion trends and an understanding of a woman’s sensuality.
Price Range: N3,990 – N16,990