reposted from Africa.com
When it comes to the world of fashion, Africa’s famous people, spanning from presidents to musicians, have done well to show off the continent’s style to the world. Famous people from the continent have used fashion as a reaffirmation of African identity, and as a way for the continent’s identity to make its mark on the global cultural sphere. Africa’s style is a fuse of bold and eclectic prints and colours, tailor made to show off the continent’s unique take on design. A style icon is described as someone (usually well known) who embodies the unique spirit or nature of a particular era in their sense and presentation of style. Africa is filled with well-known people who embodied the culture of the continent in what they wore and left an indelible mark on the continent and the world. Below is a list of 10 classic African style icons.