The Heritage Studio

The ageless beauty of African prints styled in 10 images

By Bebe Leone

“Anyone who sees beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor”  African Proverb (Yoruba People)

Nigerian born designer Duro Olowu, SS2015afro_Duro_Olowu_019_1366

Isienwenro James Iyoha Inneh, Ekegbian of Bénin Nigeria afro_king2

Chicken on a woman’s shoulder, Burkinaafro_patterns

Headwrap styling by Olga Tupogonovaafro_pattern

Hermes ‘ Africa inspired prints, SS 2015hermes-spring-summer-2015-pfw22

Yoruba woman with umbrella, Meko, Nigeria. Photo Eliot Elisofon, ca 1970afro_vintage

Photo by Viviane Sassen afro_viviane_sassen

Editorial styling vintage Dries Van Noten, Jean Paul Gaultier and African Tribal clothing. Photo ©Filep Motwaryafro_styling1

Woman from Mali wearing Fulani earrings and traditional dressafro_fulani

Junya Watanabe’s Africa inspired collection SS2009junyawatanabe

Nyimi Kok Mabiintsh III King of Kuba D.R. Congo. Focus on the fine design of the umbrellaafro_king

All photos via Pinterest

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