Cultural Influence: Jennifer Hudson

As seen at the 12th Annual Art of Benefit event, singer Jennifer Hudson’s white cut-out crochet Lela Rose look bares a striking resemblance to this white Twiggy Dress by Coccolily. Both dresses are cut-out, a popular trend for the Summer.

The cut-out trend as seen on Kelly Rowland and Tika Sumpter. While Jennifer’s cutout look is dominant in the legs, Kelly and Tika’s trend is focus on the abs and arms. -cue Kanye West’s Workout Plan

The white “Twiggy” lace and fringe dress by Coccolily was seen at the Spring/Summer 2011 presentation at Montreal Fashion Week 2010. Coccolily is a Ghanaian fashion label created by Naana Tennachie Yankey. Online African fashion boutique, MyAsho, currently sells Coccolily garments including the Twiggy dress which is now on sale.

As you can see, this look is for the fashion brave and not for the fashion curious!

Cultural Statement Links: @Coccolily,, Coccolily Facebook, Tumblr

wireimage. myasho

Cultural influence breaks down similarities between Western fashion and African fashion.

About culturaltoast

Cultural Toast is a blogazine run by Chioma, a Nigerian Metropolitan-based fashion writer. This blogazine celebrates with a cultural toast to a post-1960 Nigeria with its focus on entertainment and fashion news. African fashion, style and trends will be readily available on

Posted on July 31, 2011, in African Fashion, Cocolily, Cultural Influence, Fashion, Ghana, Naana Tennachie Yankey and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love the dress Jennifer Hudson is wearing! I like it more than the other 2 cut out dresses. She looks great in it. I also like the design and dress by Coccolily.
    Thanks for sharing.

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