Clothes have always been a part of human nature, from leaves and raffias (remember Adam and Eve) to animal skin and hides to materials and all types of fabric.
The introduction of western pieces, suites, floral dresses etc at one point in time almost took over our fashion industry, modern city women no longer sort to look for Ankara’s or George or all the other fabrics that we held dear.
Only those women in rural areas or outskirts of the town were interested in the Ankara fabric this all happened in the 90’s.
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By the early 2000’s we began to see changes, Nigerian fashion designers who were struggling decided they wanted a niche, a form of Identity and so they decided to merge western with traditional.
The fact that today we can freely rock our asoebi style without any qualm is all thanks to these amazing designers who made sure that we saw the beauty in our own culture.
Today the general population can’t have enough of our own “Native” style.
For many modern day weddings, it’s easier to have access to clothing as generally there is the “aso ebi package”; the aso ebi package makes your choice on fabric easier, the couples always make the decision on what type of fabric they want their guest to wear on the D-day and that’s one less thing to worry about.
As a guest invited to a function that would calls for the “Native” look, it’s very important that you dress properly and nicely.
Your dressing isn’t going to be all that distinctive if you do not do something different and incredible because as you know the asoebi package goes out to hundreds of people therefore you have to be creative enough to stand out.