"I believe in creating clothes that reveal who we are — not only in terms of personal style, but by shining a light on our values and making them visible."
In Ghana, I discovered that clothes don’t just look good: they have charm, importance and significance. Each fabric pattern at the Makola market is given a name and a story that weaves it into African life and culture. That resonated with me, because to me, fashion isn’t supposed to be just beautiful; it is more than aesthetics and color. The clothes we wear are a way to explore and connect: with each other, with our own culture as well as other cultures, with the past, and with the future. Each and every one of us should feel good in – and about – what we wear. Ultimately, they’re not just clothes; they’re a reflection of a changing society.
"I founded Maakola to challenge the concept of beauty. From our tailors and customers I learned that a fashion garment isn’t just the sum of the parts but the relationship between the parts and those who make, design, and wear them."
"My creations are living organisms that capture hundreds of women’s voices and redefine beauty through the story they tell and the impact they have on people and the planet."
CEO and Creative Director, Maakola