Summer Fashion Highlights: African Beach Wear ‘Bantu’ by Yodit Eklund

Bantu Wax Africa “Beach wear” by Yodit Eklund. (Photo via WAPA)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Thursday, June 12th, 2014

New York (TADIAS) — The New York Times highlights the colorful African beach label Bantu owned by designer Yodit Eklund, an Ethiopian American born in Germany. The Bantu swimsuit collection was launched in 2008 and initially manufactured in Ethiopia. NYT notes that for this summer Yodit “developed the prints for her collaboration with J. Crew from traditional West African wax cloth patterns. Her color palette was based on 1970s funk and high-life album covers from Africa.”

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