Good news, fashionistas—bold, colorful prints continue to be a major trend this spring and summer, with designers from Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs to Dries Van Noten and Dolce & Gabbana sending colorful graphic patterns down the Spring 2016 runways.
But even if Anna Wintour and company decided that everyone should be decked out in minimalist, monochrome white for the entirely of 2016, I'd encourage stylish femmes to forget that noise and embrace the stunning African print looks on sale at the Zuvaa Pop-Up Shop taking place in Houston this weekend. Zuvaa is an online marketplace dedicated to modern African design from creators throughout the diaspora. There's an emphasis on traditional wax prints but in contemporary, wearable—not to mention figure-flattering—shapes, with sizes up to 18 represented.
The pop-up takes place Feb. 13 and 14 at the Ronin Art House, 1210 Clay St. #18 in Montrose/Neartown—RSVP here for free. Among the brands on the racks will be Houston's own A Leap of Style and Onyii & Co. (if you haven't, read Onyii Brown's incredible story of starting her business here), plus breezy separates by Eldior Sodeck Design, curve-hugging dresses from Keala-Kay Collections and queen-worthy maxi skirts by Rahyma, plus wrap dresses, jumpsuits, pencil skirts and even menswear.
Print-lovers, this is your happy place. Wallflowers need not apply.