S is for Swimwears to Splurge on

african made prints swimwear brands blog

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..

Andreah Iyamah

ANDREA IYAMAH AFRICAN made SWIMWEAR brands 2014 COLLECTION

Andrea Iyamah makes beautiful swimwear, that is unarguable. She is inspired by her passion for painting  , and her pieces appeal to a wide range of females as it also includes couture.

If you’ve come across any of her swimwear collections, you would know all this talk is basically unnecessary.

See for yourself 

Price range:

Roughly, $20 – $100

SHOP ANDREA IYAMAH 

Stockists:

Le’space, 19a Olosa Street , Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria .

Girl on the wing, 81 King street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Bantu

bantu african made print swimwear bikini fashion in ethopia

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.

Price Range:

Men’s-  $90 to $120 and

Women’s- $150 to $200

SHOP BANTU

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Okun

okun african made mens swimwear prints brand

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

SHOP OKUN

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KamOkini

Kamokini african swimwear brand
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

SHOP KAMOKINI 

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