Danai Gurira caught our attention last night at a recent Black Panther event. The Zimbabwean who plays Okoye in the movie attended a press meet daring to impress in Nigerian brand – Lisa Folawiyo Studios.
The printastic Anwulika dress from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2018 Kwenu collection draws inspiration from Eastern Nigeria’s Igbo prints and features interesting art on the silk fabric including an inner t-shirt style with notable Isiagu designs depicting the head of a lion, a nod to the origin of her character’s name.
Traditionally, the Isiagu was given only to a man when he received a chieftaincy title. The shirt is usually worn with a red fez hat or the Igbo leopard cap but in modern times that gender binary is becoming less and less relevant.
She complimented the eye-catching dress with olive green pumps, a ring on each index finger and simple yellow gold earrings.
Danai commanded attention adding to the sophisticated style, she kept her hair cropped short with intricate designs on the sides, talk about #BlackGirlMagic!. She rocked a subtle beauty look with neatly lined eyes, dramatic lashes and glossy pink lips.
Throughout the tours, press viewings and premieres, the cast of the highly anticipated movie which is based on an African nation have been making strong fashion statements but Danai brought true Afrocentric style with a made in Africa brand.
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