The multicolor palette of this design seems to be in vogue. From dresses to pants, tees, hoodies, shirts and shorts, the latest Adire styles are returning, this time, better than any tie and dye did in the past.
Adire which means ‘tie and dye’ is a textile art that involves tie and dye. Aboriginally, it was the textile cloth made by Yoruba women in Nigeria. It is usually achieved by using different resist-dyeing techniques to create a pattern. This is done by treating certain parts of the fabric in some way to prevent them from absorbing dye.
From pants to skirts, shorts, and even bum shorts, this textile doesn’t carry last at all. It in itself is a fashion statement. For instance, imagine having it sewn into a midi skirt with beautiful details. You will inevitably be a showstopper.
Plain tees, shirts, hoodies, etc., are very good but try refurbishing them with a splash of some tie-dye ink. The result will indeed be a colorful one.
Want a shift from Ankara, Dashiki, Kente, and every other African print you usually wear? An Adire dress won’t be a bad idea. Just make sure the style is super lit to complement the standout details of this textile.
How about having this textile as a co-ord? This enables you to either pair them separately or together anytime you feel like it and still slay.
Mix And Match Adire
Often than not, Adire involves mixing and matching two or more colors to achieve a beautiful palette. Regardless, you can still mix and match the textile with either a plain one or another Adire textile of a different color.
The latest Adire styles have been incorporated into both tailored and ready-to-wear pieces. That is, while you can take a piece of this textile to your tailor to sew something for you, you can as well take your ready-made clothes to textile artists so they can tie and dye them for you.