A&F: Christie Brown

How have I been going on so long without Christie Brown??!!?? The spotlight this week is on the Ghanian brand, and I very much love the outfits!!!! Fresh, elegant and very comfortable…I can see myself on so many of them! The Sissi file below! All images by Christie Brown.

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Sissi’s African Designer File

The Brand: Christie Brown

The IT Factor: Luxurious material, curves, classic silhouettes, tribal jewelry

The Inspiration: Luxury for the “modern woman who seeks a true taste of Africa”….how are we to take that? 🙂 The brand name is a tribute to Aisha’s grandmother.

The Designer Behind the Brand: Aisha Obuobi, from Ghana

Notable Awards: Emerging Designer of the Year Award in 2009 at the inaugural Arise Africa Fashion Week in Johannesburg, South Africa; Only Ghanaian label  to showcase in the Arise L’Afrique- a-Porter for the March 2010 Paris Fashion Week; Panel member of the 2010 “African Fashion Going Global” through the Africa Economic Forum hosted by Columbia University.  Christie Brown also mentioned by Harpers Bazaar, Vogue Italia, Arise (UK), Canoe 53 Sails, Black Hair (UK), Destiny (SA), and Glamour Magazine. Source

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Sissi’s Notes:  Simply beautiful! I love how the Christie Brown’s woman is elegant and confident.  And the rich colors and complex blacks…did I say beautiful?? My favorites below: