The Story Behind The Clothing Line
I have always been a simple person that loves class, and sometimes that can prove difficult sometimes but as a fashion enthusiast I thought about coming up with a solution for people with like minds and are always in a pickle when it comes to combining outfits when going out on a date, or to an event or even work.
Have you ever had one of those days whereby you do not want to think or be in a situation where you are in a dilemma about what to wear, days when you don’t want to look for a shirt that best fit a pant trouser or a skirt, if it’s matches to perfection just the way you see it in your head? Days whereby you don’t want to do too much but want to still make statement, you know, your number one agenda is to always slay that look back to back. Lol, Yes! It was definitely one of those days that birthed the Dashiki.
Thinking about it was the easy part, the idea was in my head what was left was bringing it to life, I didn’t want conventional because, I mean, we are talking about class, I wanted exceptional, every woman’s safety nest, for days when they felt like I did.
As the African that I am, my idea had to give off the African vibe encompassing the western culture, dealing in African print clothing without restricting in anyway, how versatile this outfit can be. Hence, the beautiful African clothing we have made today. One of the major attractions of the Dashiki is the image you see at the front of the dresses, these images tell mysteries of the African woman and the African culture, stories of the beauty of the African woman. Let me take you on little journey…
The African Woman represented by the black and white Dashiki, fondly known as (white) Arewa and (black) Ewaoluwa, both names originate from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. The African woman is beautiful, dynamic, versatile, no better color depicts versatility than the black and white color. Both colors can fit into any outfit and style without thinking twice about it, because ‘The African Woman’ always fits right in. Now let’s talk about the image, it shows a woman with the head gear commonly known with the African women. She is also tying a wrapper around her bosom also an attire item used by the African women, it is to show how attractive, sensual and alluring the African woman can be. Both colors can be paired with any accessories of your choice. You can choose to be extra with it, or tone it down for the simple ladies. I must tell you that it is of utmost importance to have these two in your corner or should I say closet.
Girl power African Dress is beautifully represented by the pink, brown and yellow colors, also known as (pink) Desola, (Brown) Aiyedun, (yellow) Ayoade. Girl power is a slogan that encourages and supports women’s empowerment, their confidence and also strength. We at Mowolaa support Girl Power, we believe that women and girls can and should be confident, make decisions, and achieve things on their own without depending on men. We want every woman out there to grow and achieve their full potentials. The image in front of the pink, brown and yellow dashiki depicts that, while every woman is going out there to slay their own dragons they can put on the best armor, the armor helps you exude that confidence that you may not feel at that moment, the armor that shows the beauty within you that you may not see, that armor that gives you the courage to go another day even when everything within you tells you to give up. That armor is the ‘Girl Power’ dashiki. Go get your armor today.
AFRICAN DANCE CULTURE
The African Dance Culture is showcased by the blue Dashiki, also known as Darasimi. Africans are known for so many things, one of which is their amazing dance, you cannot talk about Africa and leave out their stance style. In many cultures music and dance is as much a part of their daily life like eating and breathing. In Africa, as well as other parts of the world, dance can tell a story, it can be much more than an entertainment, it can recount history, it can convey one’s emotions, it can be used to celebrate the rites of passage and can also help to unify a community.
I remember when we were growing up we had tales by moonlight stories that were told to us by the adults using music and dance, hearing about our history was always something to look forward to. That is the power of the African dance. We don’t want you missing out on any part of that beautiful culture.
So when you get the ‘African dance culture’ dashiki today, learn an African dance! It is going to be fun I promise. SHOP NOW!