africa week: mille collines

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If all-out ankara outfits aren’t your style, you may love the subtly of Mille Collines. Started in 2009 out of Rwanda, Mille Collines combines global trends and simple pieces with beautiful detailing in African fabrics. Think crisp white button ups with kitenge trim, or canvas totes lined with colourful ankara.

There’s a Mille Collines store at my local mall here in Nairobi and I want to buy one of everything. The quality is outstanding and while they never seem to have anything in stock in my size, I think I’ll be putting one of their dresses on my birthday wishlist.

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So what’s the verdict: all-out ankara or just a touch here and there?

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