‘African Fashion’ by Polish Illustrator Ewa O’Neill

Sep 10, 2014 • Art, ArticlesNo Comments

In a series titled ‘African Fashion’, its interesting to see how artist Ewa O’Neill plays with prints and colors to depict African women in traditional garb.

According to her profile, O’Neill is an illustration student living between Nepal, Uk and Poland. When explaining the inspiration for her ‘African Fashion’ series’, she states ‘As a topic I chose West African fashion. Living in Sierra Leone for 3 years I was always inspired by the way women dress in that region. It was always a feast for my eyes to walk the streets of Freetown and watch how people are dressed. It starts with fabric –  dazzling array of colours and fantastical fabric prints – swirling, intricate, funky designs, patterns. And than amazing cuts of dresses – scoop-neck, cap sleeves, strapless…. all elegant graceful and proud.’

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