Afro-Centric Fashion- Black Ethnicity and the Industry of Culture

An example of one of Alex Adames’ Afro Centric designs.

Since the U.N. extended The International Year for People of African Descent in 2011 to an additional 30 years, the Internet has been abuzz with people searching for articles on the topic of Afro-centric fashion.  It seems that not only the people of African descent around the world are taking a new pride in how they dress and, more importantly, how they feel in what they wear; the Asian and European nations are also taking a closer look at African fashion design.

In Panama we’re seeing a new and healthy trend in the fashion industry towards the acceptance of one’s ethnic identity especially black ethnicity.  Gone are the days when black skin and African features were rejected in the world of fashion and style.  It is now fashionable to have more pronounced facial features such as fuller lips and also fuller hips and a more pronounced bust line.  The trend has also become a boon to the world of aesthetic surgery with women and men of all races clamoring for nips and tucks to augment their features.

In Panama we have rising young designers who have been developing their Afro Centric fashion designs for years, patiently waiting for their chance at recognition.

Panamanian designer Alex Adames entered the world of fashion more than 17 years ago, with creations that have earned him a name for his creativity, talent and ingenuity, and have made him a strong presence as one of our well-known national leaders in style.

His designs have won for him several awards and his creations have outfitted various beauty queens who have carried his designs in their suitcases to represent Panama in different events and international competitions.  Adames is general director of the “Festival of Fashion, Rhythm and Culture” which he has cultivated over the last 6 years.  He has participated in major national and international catwalks that have carried him to travel with his large collections to Santo Domingo, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire and other places where his creations have been presented.

Recently, however, Alex has made a new name for himself in highlighting the contributions of the Afro-Antillean or Afro-Caribbean culture, in which he has had the opportunity to show off his Couture in honor of black ethnicity.  In fact, he prefers now to develop these Afro Centric designs, finding in them fascinating options.

We share his enthusiasm for this hot and beautiful expression of style and love of one’s identity.


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