Gideon's Needle: Traditional and Modern African Inspired Fashion

 Gideon - Founder and Owner

Gideon - Founder and Owner

When you wear Gideon's Needle, you feel like an African Queen. Gideon's Needle is a Bespoke African traditional and modern clothing store based in New Jersey.  The stunning African print wear is beautifully sewn in African Kente fabric. All Kente cloth has a symbolic meaning associated with their colors. Gideon's Needle also creates their Fashion with African wax print fabrics.

Originated with the Ashanti people of Ghana, and dates back 375 years ago, this weaving technique was conceived in a village called Bonwire.

Gideon's Needle creates fabulous African wear.  The brand also offers traditional and modern African print fashion for men and kids. Whether it is a printed dress, skirt or a 2 piece set your attire will be so dazzling.  

I am personally a lover of bright colors and I love the multicolored patterns, geometric shapes, and bold designs that the traditional Kente fabric has.

This African print midi skirt paired with a denim blouse and accented with my handmade jewelry Kaderique necklace, is one of my favorite African inspired looks.  The pink color on this Kente fabric symbolizes the feminine aspects of life.  When you wear this skirt, you sure feel classy, special and feminine. I did!

This look by far is one of my favorites.  It is an African styled Dashiki.  With my crochet braids hairstyle and my red lipstick, this entire look made me feel like a Queen. The Blue color on this Kente African fabric symbolizes peacefulness, harmony and love.

A skinny pair of jeans, a plain black tee and cute pumps is what I put together for this look adding this gorgeous African print Dashiki over, the entire look is what you would call the perfect traditional African inspired modern wear.

Any girl that styles this dress will feel so alive and happy.  It is so cute with the ruffles at the bottom and definitely appropriate to wear for a wedding or to church.  The gold color in Kente cloth signifies royalty, wealth, high status, glory, and spiritual purity.

Gideon's Needle does not only create beautiful African wear but the brand also offers a wide selection of African style bow ties and head wraps in the beautiful African Kente fabric. 

It was so much fun styling Gideon's Needle African printed wear.  

A Special Rhank You to:Hair and Makeup by:

Butterfly Naturals

Ross the Makeup Boss

Martine Cadet Influencer Hair and Makeup at Gideon's Needle

Photo and Video by:

Ashley Davidson

Learn more about the brand by shopping online at Gideon's Needle online store or by visiting their store in NJ. Remember to watch my video below as well where I sit down with the owners for an interview.  

Influencer Martine Cadet and Gideon's Needle Owners

When you wear Gideon's Needle, you feel like a Queen. Gideon's Needle is a Bespoke African Clothing brand.

Martine Cadet

Martine Cadet, Digital Media strategist, Speaker, Model and Handmade Jewelry Designer.