June 5, 2008

I’m so inspired by these lovely West African fabrics from Vlisco in the Netherlands, a collection of strong, vibrant colors and patterns that radiate energy and style. Brandi, a decor8 reader who lives in Sudan, was kind enough to send their link my way and I fell in love the moment I saw their fabrics as fashion on these gorgeous women, their new collection Rythme de Jeunesse is shown below.

You can purchase all of their textiles by the yard so you can easily use them for any project including home decorating. Some of these patterns would look striking on a modern white, grey or navy sofa with very clean lines, or mixed with other ethnic prints, such as those from Morocco or India. Truly inspiring! Thank you so much Brandi.

(images from vlisco)


  • Reply Rachel June 5, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    I absolutely adore these fabrics!! And the gorgeous designs. Thank you Holly (and Brandi) for this metion. As an indie handmade handbags designer and huge huge fan of African fabrics, this warms my heart.

    xo, Rachel

  • Reply ericka June 5, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  • Reply Chelsea June 5, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Aren’t these beautiful? I posted about them a few months ago. My brother told me about them after a trip to Benin.

  • Reply JustAnotherDay June 6, 2008 at 12:55 am

    These are amazing. I immediately envisioned the top dress as a wedding dress flowing down the aisle of a church. stunning!

  • Reply Elizabeth June 6, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Thanks for the great link. Having lived in Ghana, West Africa for a year, I have great affection for these fabrics!

  • Reply Nay-K June 6, 2008 at 8:03 am

    wow. the fabrics are awsome!!!!!!!!!
    and the designs are stunning!!!!

  • Reply Moi June 6, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I love these shots! Nice fabric too ;- )

  • Reply Judit Gueth June 6, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    WOW!! :-)

  • Reply bria@blisseventgroup.com June 8, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    I don’t know where I’d wear the dress in the top right corner, but I would FIND an occasion! We don’t get to see beauty like this everyday. Thank you for sharing these.

  • Reply JAG June 9, 2008 at 4:42 am

    My closet is filled with prints, so these are right up my wardrobe alley. I love love them.

  • Reply Nat June 9, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks Holly and Brandi too :) for the discovery ! These African fabrics are awesome…

  • Reply Anonymous June 16, 2008 at 6:06 am

    We too love african cloth..check these out.

  • Reply Rachel September 11, 2008 at 6:28 am

    great fabrics, also check out http://flyingduckonline.com/index.htm for beautiful bags, cushions, and wall art!!! fantastic x

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