Sunday, May 15, 2011

AFRICAN FASHION DESIGNER: Adopted Culture by Nana Afua Antwi

Designer Profile
Nana Afua Antwi, current Top Model of Colour UK  is the founder and creator ‘adopted Culture’ fashion brand and  Akosua Ode Foundation . She is originally from Ashanti Ghana  and she is  known to be one of the top African emerging models in the UK   Ever since crowned the winner for Top model of Color UK it’s been one of her greatest achievement to beat over 3200 applicants to make it to the top of such a well known Model competition for models of Colour and within one year in the modeling Industry she’s got massive exposure and has been a great inspiration for young upcoming models.
 She was featured on the Voice 6 times continuous spread and has been the upcoming front cover for black fashion and Lifestyle Magazines in the UK. She has also studied Art and Design and now  is specializing in fashion.

Adopted Culture
Adopted Culture  is simply embracing different cultural values, style and originality to form on piece through fashion. The name ‘adopted Culture’ is to experience the unique and originality of bringing different cultural designs together and making it fashion.

Designer inspiration:
"Adopted Culture theme ideas was inspired from John Galliano, Kofi Ansah and Leigh Bowery, quite fascinate especially with Galliano’s trend on how he depicts different cultural textiles and style it up to make a dress, it really inspired the whole concept and theme ideas. Kofi Ansah  ideas was also a big influence in this designing pieces as more of adopted culture trends has to do with colorful pallets which normally reflects his designs as well.Adopted Culture has positive vibe with a funky twist as well as theatrical inspiration from Leigh Bowery which is going to go a long way in the fashion industry with its upcoming designs. The collection ranges from sizzling evening wear to couture, promoting fashion through unity with different cultural style and designed for today’s woman to embrace curves and appreciate their wonderful body in every style."

Adopted culture is based in London and the designer can be contacted via email: adoptedculture{@}

So what do you think of Adopted Culture? Is it one of your favorite fashion houses? designers? would you like to see more from them . Always let me know if there are any other designers you’d like to see spotlighted on Ciaafrique in the future .

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