Till date, street style is possibly the most popular fashion movement that’s been sweeping across the world. The movement was made popular by iconic Ghanaian-British fashion designer Joe Casely Hayford in the 1980s and has since become an everyday fashion statement of identity for many millennials around the world.
While it has taken the world by storm, only a few African millennials have taken street style and turned it into a fashion statement, capturing the attention of several fashion brands.
From across the continent, here are six young Africans whose street style made it on Vogue 100 global influencers of style.
Louis Philippe de Gagoue – Ivory Coast
Described as the globe-trotting fashion prince by Vogue, the stylist, fashion blogger, and personal shopper describe his style as free and versatile, breaking fashion barriers. The style influencer has in recent times become a model shooting a few fashion campaigns that are in line with his street style. Louis has over 10 thousand followers on Instagram and spends his time travelling around the world using street fashion as a new way of looking at cultures especially in Africa.
Amaa Rae – Ghana
The Ghanaian singer who describes herself as a warrior singer has also gained the attention of many for her street style fashion sense. From a bold haircut dyed into the colour that best fits her emotions every time to her boyish street style, Amaa Rae is a breath of fresh air for the many millennials who don’t fit into the fresh out of a magazine shoot look.