Contemporary, tailored women’s clothing with West-African heritage.
by Buki Akomolafe, since 2016
Buki Akomolafe is a Berlin based clothing label. The founders German/Nigerian heritage bring a diverse background of tradition, handcraft, design experience, and aesthetic vision.
The designer spent her early childhood at the side of her father in Africa, who now manages an agricultural project in Nigeria (VPP Nigeria), which has allowed her to experience and appreciate a better conscious use of resources today.
The label stands for contemporary high-end women’s clothing with a slight hint to androgyny, precise tailoring and high quality eco materials.
A refined balance between clean european classical tailoring and traditional craftmanship of West-Africa.Buki Akomolafe
Buki Akomolafe is an homage to the gentlewoman of today. A refined balance between clean european classical tailoring and traditional craftmanship and techniques of West-Africa. Her creations are placed within a new and globally accessible context. This paves the way for the mutual opening of different worlds. A new consciousness for fashion and materials from foreign and unknown cultures is hereby created.
The label uses only organic and certified Cotton and organic Hemp-Silk, except the African waxprints, they are sourced in the Netherlands.
In order to minimize the carbon footprint, all items are manufactured and handmade with care in Berlin.
IMAGE CREDITS | BUKI AKOMOLAFE