Eva Marcille, Chanel Iman, Naomi Campbell & Nas Rocking Hip African-Inspired Designs

As I posted up on Tumblr (culturaltoast.tumblr.com) recently Eva Marcille, Chanel Iman, Naomi Campbell, and Nas were photographed rocking hip African-inspired designs on and off the red carpet. So much inspiration can be drawn upon how these celebrities wore their African-inspired fashion looks.

Eva Marcille attended LaLa Anthony’s birthday brunch in a Marni for H&M printed A-line skirt. If you can recall I did a post on this hot designer-collaboration for H&M much earlier. I love how Eva put her signature style funk on the skirt from the accessories to the make-up!


Not to be outdone but E! News reporter & Fashion Police correspondent Giuliana Ranic also wore a piece from Marni for H&M recently. As you can see Giuliana didn’t add much to the dress so it can be her statement piece.

Which of the two Marni for H&M looks did you prefer – Eva or Giuliana?

Chanel Iman (with Gabrielle Union) was seen in a high-waisted Burberry Prosrum skirt. Revisit my post on Burberry Prorsum’s African-inspired collection here.

Solange Knowles also embraces wax print fashion as she did in her April 2012 Complex magazine photo shoot. Both looks are taken from Burberry Prorsum Resort 2012 collection. 

Which Burberry Prorsum Resort 2012 look do you prefer – Solange or Chanel?

For her W Magazine July 2012 photo session, Naomi Campbell was seen in a African-inspired suit!

Nas wore a hip African-inspired ankara shirt by Woolrich Woolen Mills on the June/July 2012 cover of Complex magazine. The shirt is taken from the Summer 2012 collection which you can purchase here! Props to June Ambrose for hooking up Nas with some tasteful Africani-inspired fashion.

Cultural Presence looks at how celebrities and everyday people wear African fashion straight from the runway.

image credits – NecoleBitchie.com, Twitter, Getty Images, Complex Magazine, W Magazine

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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 CulturalToast.com.

Posted on July 2, 2012, in African Fashion, Burberry Prorsum, Celebrities Wearing African Fashion, Cultural Presence, Inspired by Africa, Marni and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I really luv the breakdown frm one celeb to another, detailing each situation in a fashionable manner! Between Guiliana and Eva, it’s the latter I’d prefer. Her midriff baring top, loopy earrings and a spark of red lips all blended effortlessly to glamorize her A-line ankara skirt. However, I’d hve luv 2 seee Eva wear strappy sandals instead. Between Solange and Iman, it’s the former I’d prefer! I luv the midrift baring bodice she paired wt d ankara skirt. But in all, Naomi Campbell is my fave ankara look! Nice one, CulturalToast!

    • Thanks for your great insight, MC! I too wish Eva had worn better shoes with her outfit but I love that she rock it fierce! Solange’s style is always consistent.

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