Wednesday, 06 April 2011 12:50

Adopted Culture

Adopted Culture Melissa Jenkins
Adopted Culture by Nana Afua is simply embracing different cultural values, style and originality to form on piece through fashion. The name 'adopted Culture' is to experience the unique and originality of bringing different cultural designs together and making it fashion.

Adopted Culture theme ideas was inspired from John Galliano, Kofi Ansah and Leigh Bowery, quite fascinate especially with Galliano's trend on how he depicts different cultural textiles and style it up to make a dress, it really inspired the whole concept and theme ideas. Kofi Ansah ideas was also a big influence in this designing piece as more of adopted culture trends has to do with colorful pallets which normally reflects his designs as well.

Adopted Culture has positive vibe with a funky twist as well as theatrical inspiration from Leigh Bowery which is going to go a long way in the fashion industry with its upcoming designs. The collection ranges from sizzling evening wear to couture, promoting fashion through unity with different cultural style and designed for today's woman to embrace curves and appreciate their wonderful body in every style.


  • Comment Link Yemisi A Thursday, 13 October 2011 14:36 posted by Yemisi A

    Adopture Culture was currently selected for Vogue's Fashion Night out organised by Vogue Magazine i guess all the gossips about Nana's collection as a copy from another Designer's has made a huge impact in the mainstream. She's going places and am sure she's definately going for something new with her new Collections enough is enough!

  • Comment Link Just Saying Wednesday, 29 June 2011 11:42 posted by Just Saying

    I think I agree with love for Africa, when I saw this collection, Nkwo designs came to mind instantly, also I see direct copies from other designers as well. I am a fashion blogger so I know what I am talking about.
    I admire the fact that she is upcoming and trying to build a brand but the fact that most of her work is unoriginal is undisputed. Well done nana but please do more research and get creative and original with your next collection.

  • Comment Link Mavis Quarshie Sunday, 22 May 2011 23:47 posted by Mavis Quarshie

    stunning collections, really love the white dress with the Kente at the bottom just so beautiful, is there an email to contact the designer??

  • Comment Link ronnie Wednesday, 11 May 2011 00:21 posted by ronnie

    just luvly..luvly..u really talented afua.Godspeed n keep on keepin on..

  • Comment Link Emily laRouge Tuesday, 10 May 2011 16:37 posted by Emily laRouge

    i really love these collections, the evening wear are just amazing! the kente style dress looks very different j'dore!

  • Comment Link Damilola Muyiwa Tuesday, 10 May 2011 16:28 posted by Damilola Muyiwa

    Hi Love, the way u admire nkwo's collections is as much as the same way people might also admire Nana's collections.i dont think it will be fair for her to be discouraged of what she's does for the fact that it was already done by a known designer, besides 4 comments were made by different people against ur link,i dont agree people are encouraging this behaviour, is just that my dear you didnt go about it the right way!if the known designer has a problem with this i think she should go tell the poor girl, i do agree with what Enerst said looking at Adopted Culture designs i think she will go very far/ popular because of your comment.

  • Comment Link love for africa Monday, 09 May 2011 07:25 posted by love for africa

    The designer referred to is someone I have admired and have followed with great interest and I was shocked when I saw Nana's collection! It is too similar for it to be an original design concept and that is why I posted the comment and the link.People need to stop encouraging this type of behaviour, it is not right. Well lets see what Nana does next...

  • Comment Link Ernest Ampofo Sunday, 08 May 2011 23:08 posted by Ernest Ampofo

    if the designer refered is a top designer then why bother showing links for people to witness her signature design are copied. the fact that someone has done it before doesnt mean it cant be re-invented or it cant be done by anyone.u will never see a Top designer like D&G chasing up a new designer for imitation work as big as they are. Fashion is a challenging industry n these things happen all the time its all about working hard to stand out there as a designer

  • Comment Link Tyra Jenkins Sunday, 08 May 2011 00:51 posted by Tyra Jenkins

    they may have similar concepts but am sure both designers have different ideas to their designs and to my opinion adopted Culture by Nana Afua Antwi looks even more original, plus the name of her brand is really really authentic whats all this imitation nonsense. The fact that there are similarities doesnt gurantee is a copied work. Am sure both designers have different idea concepts for their designs. its really not fair, i hate the fact that Africans dont like encouraging each other but rather start hating, am sure its simply cuz the Designer referred its quite known and Nana is starting and coming up strong.
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  • Comment Link Chika Emmanuel Saturday, 07 May 2011 22:45 posted by Chika Emmanuel

    this comments is very awlful, who ever commented this should show your identity by full name if you confident enough, i know the designer for adopted culture and we went to the same college, i witnessned her project when she researched on her braided spiral designs in 2009,Fashion world is very competitive and if the designer think Nana has imitate her collections she should speak for herself. i bet if adopted culture collections aint brilliant no one will talk about imitation here! GO NANA DO YOUR THING GIRL.

  • Comment Link Beverley Ansong Saturday, 07 May 2011 22:15 posted by Beverley Ansong

    its not fair Africans dont applaud each other of work, it its a shame a young Talented girl like Nana starting a positive role has to be getting harsh critics of imitating another designer,your comments is very discouraging n rude if she's not doing well i guess no one will complain,people are just scared of competition. My simple opinion about Nana's adopted culture is original and her collections are amazing.Africans we need to encourage each other and please if you do your research properly braided dress concept was firstly done by Alexandra Macqueen

  • Comment Link love for africa Saturday, 07 May 2011 10:32 posted by love for africa

    It is a shame that very few emerging African designers find it impossible to be original. Much as Nana is being lauded for her label and her creativity, she has simply 'adopted' this from another designer - the braided detail is the signature of top African designer, NKWO. Damn, she even went as far as copying the hats, where will this end??? See the original collection here


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