Kaelay Kay established by Ghanaian born Catherine Addai, is a fashion house of creative and eclectic clothing with strong roots in beautiful African prints and textiles. Kaela Kay's success is due in part to the unique and ultramodern coupling of style and prints, attention to intricate detail and signature features. The premise is simple: turn African fabrics into avant-garde, classy and chic silhouettes and bring a fresh perspective to traditional African designs.
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Christie Brown is a Ghanaian based luxury women's fashion brand that aims to satisfy the stylish urge of the modern woman who seeks a true taste of Africa. The label was founded in March 2008 with the launch of the brand's first runway show in Accra. Creative director, Aisha Obuobi began her love affair with fashion at an early age. However, the real motivation came from watching her grandmother, Christie Brown, a seamstress create rich and vibrant garments.
Designer Bookey Attolle of Attolle collections specializes in ready to wear, custom made outfits for women of all sizes and shapes. She also creates exquisite pieces for cocktail, evening and special occasions while using the finest fabrics from Africa mixed with Italian linens. Attolle Collections originated from Lagos, Nigeria in 1999 and has expanded with its main branch in Houston, Texas. Attolle believes that one can look fabulous regardless of size and the rule of thumb that everyone should follow is to choose what makes you feel good.
Contact: 13903 Maleewan Lane
Sugarland, TX 77498
This creative and refined design label started in 2012 in Benin Republic designs exceptional african couture, accessories and articles of decoration. It has gained widespread love and rave in the citires of Paris, New York and London. You will find clothes of every day as well as glamorous dresses for your big events.The successful design label makes it a point to donate 5% of its profits to "charitable organizations in Benin (especially donation to orphanages).
ISHA Headwear is a collection of Nigerian fabrics woven and tied into headpieces. The concept was inspired by the gele, a traditional Nigerian head tye, but simplified for the modern woman with a bold and vibrant spirit.
Each headpiece is skillfully handmade in Lagos, Nigeria made from an eclectic and one-of-a-kind selection of Nigerian textiles.
The collection was created by Aisha Udochi. She majors in International Business & Economics and minors in Chinese at New York University's Stern School of Business. Aisha is Nigerian and born in America. She views ISHA Headwear as an exploration of culture by way of rich and patterned textiles.
FB: Isha by Aisha
Manbo Dòwòti Désir
Manbo Dòwòti Désir is a Haitian born, designer and photojournalist whose work focuses on art in public space, historic venues, spirituality and institutional memory. For several years she has travelled throughout West Africa, Europe and the Caribbean using her camera to assemble aspects of the Transatlantic Slave Trade though the built and natural environments. Her current photography project highlights her work on monuments and memorials entitled in the African Diaspora, Goud kase goud: Conjuring Memory in Spaces of the AfroAtlantic, is supported by the UNESCO Slave Routes Project, The website for "Goud kase goud" is: www.conjuringmemory.com.
A specialist in public art, curator and human rights activist, Manbo Désir is the Chairperson of the Sub-Committee for the Elimination of Racism, of the NGO Committee for Human Rights. She designed the Gran Bwa especially for the lifestyle of the transnational global African person and other professionals interested the sartorial wear of the continent and its diaspora. The Gran Bwa collection combines the best of European fabrics and African sensibilities with a rich assortment of natural fibers (wool, cashmere, raw silk, suede, leather) giving clients a unique profile and an unforgettable signature in the worlds they move through. Consistent with the work of her in the human rights arena and the arts, the collection was designed in honor of the International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024.
Madam Wokie’s Couture
Madam Wokie is an emerging African brand created by Mary-Ann Kaikai in 2009 to design exclusive yet stylish, durable and affordable African garments. The brand name Madam Wokie is inspired by Mary-Ann’s maternal great-grandmother. She was a beautiful, strong and stylish lady who loved expressing herself through fashion. Madam Wokie, a paramount chief, was presented with a crown by the Queen of England in 1961 and to this date, the location of the crown remains a well=guard family secret. The Madam Wokie brand fuses heritage Sierra Leonean aesthetics with elegant modern designs. Having a started off with a ready-to-wear line, the brand has now expanded to include bags, jewelry, footwear and fabrics.
14C Syke Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Tel: +23233472796, +2327678245, (UK) +447557132657