It takes an entire week’s work to produce just one AAKS luxury handbag. A line of raffia handbags produced by a women's cooperative in Bolgatanga, northern Ghana, born from the creative mind of Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, who in 2013, after time spent in London working for Peter Pilotto, Matthew Williamson and William Tempest, decided to bring her brand to life. Handmade accessories, produced using ethical work processes and ancient traditions, as part of a project that highlights the great potential of African fashion.
Twin sisters, Sylvia Enekwe and Olivia Okoji, with a shared dream, of bringing to life their clothing brand, a dream which came true in 2012. Their garments are developed for strong, confident, sophisticated women. A blend of different traditions and eclectic inspirations, featuring layering, material deconstruction and eye-catching colour blocking.
“Listen! This isn’t couture. Not even street style. This is Grey, where design and culture meet functionality”. A fashion showcase which exudes the very essence of the brand founded in 2011 in Nigeria by Rukky Ladoja and Obida Obioha. With their conceptual collections, they protect their family roots, and make them international. With meticulous attention to the fabrics they use, brightly coloured and high quality, to create a wardrobe with a cosmopolitan vibe.
Born in Brazil, and spending her childhood between Abidjan and Washington, Loza Maléombho graduated in art from the Philadelphia University of Arts, before moving to New York. In 2009 she founded her eponymous brand on the Ivory Coast. A ready-to-wear clothing and accessories label, produced in collaboration with local artisans. Her pieces are the perfect fusion of the aesthetic and culture of the Ivory Coast tribes, mixed with New York urban style.