Extracts from An Interview by Christy Anyanwu – Reporter for “The Sun” (November 3, 2013)
She is simple but elegant with a bias for the African sense of dressing. In her designs, she works with African prints. Her fabrics are of good quality and her designs are inevitably ethnic. In this interview, Stella Byll revealed why she loves working with prints and how it has been living and doing business in Nigeria.
African fabrics add colour, variety to designs –Stella Byll
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I love our African fabric, the feel, the vibrant colours and the meaningful patterns. The touch of African fabric in interiors brings this nostalgic feeling along with it.
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L’aviye is a global online retailer of African-inspired jewellery and accessories. Born in 2012, L’aviye combines a love for African fashion and African print fabric with current Western trends, to provide unique African inspired jewellery and accessories.
Initially the prospect of developing a handbag line in Africa seemed daunting, but that became Afomia Tesfaye’s motivation in creating Fomi.
In early 2011, she made the decision to leave Los Angeles to travel back to her native homeland of Ethiopia with the intention of designing a collection of accessories. After researching the country’s indigenous resources, she discovered a little known fact, that Ethiopia produces some of the world’s finest quality leather. Undeterred by the fact that she had no formal design training, she soon completed a collection of colorful yet sophisticated leather handbags.
AYO VAN ELMAR (AVE) is a fast emerging brand that was launched in May 2011 and has indeed grown in leaps and bounds.
AVE’s style can be described as Afro-European fusion fashion that is inspired by the creative director’s cross-cultural experience. Ayo van Elmar is one of a kind, its strengths are rooted in exploring the beauty of afrocentric fabrics and creating exquisite styles for the one who is liberal, who is cosmopolitan, who is open-minded and the one who believes that elegance knows no bounds.
For the soul that embraces going beyond borders to add a fine touch of difference to their wardrobe. Ayo van Elmar has successfully showcased colletions at the Nigeria, Vienna and London fashion week. Ayo van Elmar was also contracted to design the wardrobe for the TV shows; Nigeria’s Got Talent (2012) and Glo X-Factor West Africa (2013).
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