Sama East African Blue Print Dress
This bold blue print dress is made from the East African fabric “kanga”. Collected by the designer on her travels, the vibrant black and blue print reflects the traditions, colours and beauty of East Africa. The midi dress has a loose fit that comes in at the waist and falls just below the knee creating a bohemian chic effect. Button cuff fastenings and a hidden zip on the left seam makes the dress easy to adorn, and hidden pockets add practicality. The Swahili message “Palipo Na Upendo Mungu Yupo” at the base of the dress means “Where There Is Love God Exists.” Dress down with simple flats and a cross body bag, or dress up with strappy heals and big statement jewellery.
Kanga (cotton) is a light weight East African cloth printed with bold designs. The material is printed with a message – usually proverbs, slogans, and aphorisms – in Swahili. The message is an important part of the history of the fabric, worn by women to deliver a certain message in East Africa.