It may still be freezing but the sun is officially out so what better time to get ahead on the big trends of SS13. Monochrome is set to be huge this summer with stark colour palettes popping up on the catwalks and making waves across the high street. The great thing about this trend is how versatile it is. You can go geometric and mix prints as seen at Marc Jacobs or you could go playful with flower prints as seen at Prada or play it cool and minimalist, like Alexander Wang.
Working this trend and still supporting independent African designers is ridiculously easy. Here are some of my favourite monochrome pieces from African designers including Ohema Ohene, Sika Designs and UrbanKnit. What do you think of the monochrome trend? Let me know your thoughts over on Facebook, Twitter or just in the comments below.
1.Sika Boutique Labyrinth Mac £165
2.Ohema Ohene Kente Blazer £125 & Dress £120
3.Kwazulu Natal Artisan's Beaded Necklace From Heritage1960 $38.50
4.Dionne Gooding Kente Heels From StylesAfrik £75
5.Mikuti Kilolo Bangle $85 each
6. Ohema Ohene Hi-tops £80
7.UrbanKnit Purse From MyAsho £7.50
8.Black Nars Nail Paint From ASOS £14
9.Ohema Ohene Tribal Knit Jumpsuit £99