For those of you that haven’t heard of ‘Asymmetrical Fashion’ not to worry, asymmetry in clothing can be understood as some sort of deformity that makes for a high fashion statement.
Usually, the effect is created by incorporation of a different cut, design as well as stitching techniques. Asymmetry can be created by stitching up pieces of cloth with some sort of inclining or sloping angle that dips at one side and rises at another. The asymmetry is also achieved by some deftly cut lines, at varying degrees at the hem, sleeves or neckline.
Asymmetry can also occur with prints, patterns, designs and embellishments that follow no symmetric patterns.
The beauty about this trend is that you don’t always have to make a big statement to nail a high fashion look; for a subtle update this season, look to uneven skirting. Hemlines have been given the asymmetric treatment for summer, with mismatched edges lending interest to satin slips, cotton midis and more. So yes , you too can transform your look and just go crazy with mixed patterns and lengths.
During episode 6 of Coke Studio Africa, the artists exhibited the very art of asymmetrical fashion. With their own twist to the look, check out below the different looks they rocked and has it inspired you to get into the trend?
Original: True Love Sheebah (UG) and Asgegnew Ashko (ET), produced by Gemini Major (Malawi) @GeminiMajor on TW and @geminimaejor on IG
Big Break: Ojere Remix performed by Dremo (NG) @Dremodrizzy on both TW & IG featuring Nyashinski (KE) @RealShinski on both TW & IG) and Mafikizolo (SA) @MafikizoloSA on TW and @mafikizolo_africa on IG .
Throwback: Boju Boju performed by Bebe Cool (UG) @BebeCoolUG on TW and @bebecool_ug on IG and Falz (NG) @falzthebahdguy on both TW and IG.