Bogolan print has been one of the most admired trademark fabrics when it comes to coining the term African fashion. Next to wax prints and Kente cloth, the bogolan print has had it’s good share of viral images, in fact a lot of our sold products are the bogolan items.
The bogolan mud cloths is made in the rural areas of Mali and it is not the easiest fabric to get hold off. It once actually reigned as a major identity of African fashion in the 80s, had a good number of rounds in the 90s, we then saw Beyonce rocking it on the L’Officel magazine.
However, the fad of African prints in fashion grew really quickly because of the very cost effective products from the Chinese, allowing the odd tailor to be able to afford prints that allowed them show their creativity.
However, as the market grows, and money is made, some are now starting to apply their skills to more expensive fabrics, and believe the bogolan fabric is not cheap (referring to the authentic and not the wax print edition). However, Vilsco sister company Woodin, is also producing Wax print bogolan fabric which might also make it a littl cheaper.
See some styles below we have gathered, some are from the original bogolan material and some are prints, Enjoy.