A&F: Designer Spotlight on Ohema Ohene

This week’s spotlight is on this London-based Ghanaian brand: Ohema Ohene.  The brand focuses on “African fashion with a British twist” (male, female,accessories and shoes) per their website.  The company was created by British born designer Abenaa Pokuaa, a graduate of London College of Fashion in the field of Fashion Design Technology.

What I find interesting is that the name means “Queen and King” in Twi language (a Ghanaian language).  Abenaa’s designs are stylish, a mixture of Western and African worlds.  She will be on my watch list!  Some designs below, am particularly impressed by her men’s line (liking the sneakers!).

Also found an interesting article over at AfricaFashionGuide with Abenaa’s winter collection 2011 entitled ‘Power Me’.

Ohema-Ohene-2 Oheme-Ohene-ss13-3 ohemaohene_3 ohemaohene_shoes1 ohemaohene_guys_1 ohema_ohene_01 ohemaohene_2 collage_OhemaOhene_urbane ohemaohene_louisa-nsubra ohemaohene_african_based_robyn-ns

Unless noted, all pictures courtesy of OhemaOhene, Afrobougee or Google.

Afrique et Fashion: Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

Pants anyone?


Pretty details!

lagosFashion_dasilva_8 lagosFashion_dasilva_7

My personal favorites below: feminine and classy

lagosFashion_dasilva_6 lagosFashion_dasilva_5 lagosFashion_dasilva_4 lagosFashion_dasilva_3 lagosFashion_dasilva_2 lagosFashion_dasilva_1

Images courtesy of lagosfashionanddesignweek.com