Friday, 7 March 2014

"No ordinary fashion designer" - NKWO Onwuka at TEDxEuston 2013

As a child, she had an obsession with dolls and would make clothes for them. As an adult she ditched her degree in pyschology for a future in fashion, armed with an eye for beauty and a sewing skill learned from her mother. In 2007, she debuted her “Afro-Bohemian Chic” collection at the Kulture2Couture and won the Mayor of London’s award.

She believes in showcasing Africa via fashion and this is evident in her works.

At TEDxEuston 2013,  Nkwo Onwuka shares her experiences working with traditional artisans in Benin city and talks of the need to bring the old into the contemporary  so they they enrich each other. The ripple effect of a mutually beneficial relationship between old and new!

"We as designers need to innovate with the skilled artisans in Africa to commercialize their work for the 21st century"-NO

Watch her powerful talk HERE, and share.

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