Phyllis Taylor
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African Dream - Phyllis Taylor

From a young age, Phyllis Taylor loved the colourful prints in West African clothing.

She dreamed of seeing them used not only in traditional dresses but also in garments that her peers in London and elsewhere in the West would wear.

With that in mind, she launched Sika Designs in 2006. Her designs are now being sold in London, Paris, New York, Tokyo and Accra.

"To convince somebody to take something that was made in Africa, with African print and made by a designer that was virtually unheard of, it was very difficult," she told the BBC's series African Dream.

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  • 19 Mar 2012
  • From the section Africa