Tuesday, February 1, 2011


What is the name of your fashion label and its designer?
My fashion label is known as ROFFIANY! Which I got from my first and last name ( Roffiat Anibaba)

When was it established?
ROFFIANY was established in 2008 and I had my 1st Fashion Show in April 2009 to introduce my clothing line.

Where are you based?
I’m based in New York / New Jersey

Tell us about your fashion background, how you got started, why you got into fashion and the type of designs you do
It all began years ago, when I started getting compliments from people on my outfits when I go out. I always designed my own outfits every time I go out. I love pieces with tails and in African prints, I love African print, OMG I DO I can use African Prints to design anything, including accessories. Types of my designs are, dresses, jumpsuit, body suit, bikini suit, tank tops, head band, and also children outfits.

How hard was it to get started?
To be honest with you, I’m not going to tell you that it was easy, but at the same time it’s something that I have passion for, so I tried to make it fun as much as I could.

What has been your greatest success to date within the fashion industry?
Hmmmm!! A lot of greatest success I must say! First it was my fashion show that I had from the beginning and then the ROFFIANY 2010 photo shoot which I’m really glad I had. The photo shoot opened a lot of doors to my success, such as being able to future in schools fashion shows, modeling agencies fashion, music video shoots, fashion magazines, African fashion blogs, just like your blog spot… lol

What is the future vision and aim for your label?
I’m working on so many things at the moment, one of them is to open a studio for my clothing line, where I can keep showcasing my lovely work and my creations. I believe that if I can open this studio, people of different color would be able to come in, to see and admire my work, so as to get credit for some great work well done. Also I’m working on my 2011 collection photo shoot and video shoot.

Check out the latest on Roffiany here

So what do you think of Roffiany ? 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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