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Villagecore is an aesthetic that centers around indigenious rural inspired fashion and living. Villagecore can encompass rural/village life of any African diasporan area, which makes it more inclusive than other rural aesthetics.

This aesthetic can include bold colors along with patterns, muted colors, nuetrals and natural tones. Various nature related, traditional prints, local handmade and artisan made accessories are essential to this aesthetic. Due to the historical fluxuations of African and its diaspora due to colonialization, imperalism, and the slave trade. This core often has some euro- antiquated elements.

It is important to note that villagecore is distinct for various peoples and tribes. Therefore, although it is listed as one core, it is by no means a monolith. Additionally, it is important to be respectful of the traditions and symbols of the represented to discourage culture erasure. Many of the examples listed are particular to Western & Central Africa and Central America. However, it is important to note that the villagecore legacy is also practiced by those from other lands that have shared history with colonization and indigenious African people like the West Indies, Caribbean Islands, Central America, South America etc.


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Villagecore & Cottagecore

Villagecore is distinct from cottagecore. Cottagecore offers more Euro centered elements while villagecore caters to more afro-indigenous and like communities. And although the shared experience is that slow living, literally down to earth lifestyle -- it is VERY different. It's more of an AND culture rather than a VS. culture. For example, there is more emphasis on complexitiy AND Simplicity (which is seen in fashion), sand/desert as well as agro (which is reflective in color choices and plant cultivation), slow living AND hustle.


While this style can have overlap with cottagecore in English and French village fashion due to the complicated history between African and diasporan peoples; Villagecore emphasizes natural woven fibres such as cotton, hemp, silk, wool, and linen.

  • Monochromatic
  • Puffy sleeves
  • Formfitted
  • Flowy skirts
  • Shawls
  • Bold Ethnic Prints
  • Head Wrapping
  • Turbans
  • Foudenn (aka African henna)
  • Face paint
  • Floral prints
  • Nature prints
  • Embroidery
  • Bold and muted naturally occurring colors
  • African Ethnic Hairstlyes
  • Kaftans
  • Artisan made accessories such as wood or brass jewelry




  • Isoken (2017)
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (2017)
  • Jiva! (2020)
  • The African Doctor (2016)
  • Cheif Daddy (2018)

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