Before now the excuse for not wearing Ankara or our traditional wears majorly for many is because they are not trendy enough even if the materials are the expensive ones, the trends they come in are cheap and regular, our ego and pride the materials tend not to improve, even the sewing and the styles and fits. It used to be one basic style, Iro and Buba which existed forever, which made many bored of what the style has become, even the young ones that tend to wear it sometimes hate because it make them feel matured and old, which most people don’t want to be perceive as old, so they hate the style more which reduce the wearing of our local brand.
How graceful time change, like it is the tradition of the world, to keep a culture or a kind of ritual forever get the young ones involved, the elderly ones in our society kind of enforced the wearing of the traditional wears into our routine, which most hate but just because they are elderly, many tend to obey and wear them even as it’s obvious most times that they are only doing that as a sign of respect.
Gradually the trend began to change, new innovations, designs and manipulation of the material, making it more trendy and fine, the fit becoming more lovely on the body, the mixing of the materials, soon the new designs and trends begin to fit and uplift our ego, adding to our pride and everybody loving what this materials are now made of, which is a basic result of many young people taking up the challenge to better the trend and the use of the local materials that has been underused, giving it a run for its money.
Right now our local brand is trending, Ankara and other local fabrics is invoke and with the new trends now you can wear them to just about any place, any occasion or outing, how beautiful and trendy time has changed.