Who: Aisha Obuobi
What: Feminine, flirty separates that range from floor grazing tiered skirts to cropped tanks. The one unifying factor? Straps, pockets and other accents crafted from traditional African fabrics.
Why: It’s designer Aisha Obuobi’s deft use of batik and Kente in her otherwise modern collection that first caught our eye. Her pieces, an effortless fusion of tradition and trends epitomize this generation of African designers. Since 2008, Obuobi has been championing her brand of African chic via her label, Christie Brown, and snagged well earned awards, including Arise Magazine‘s Emerging Designer of the Year Award in 2009.
Where: Christie Brown is sold on Myasho.com and several stockists in West Africa. Log on to www.christiebrownonline.com for the full list.