Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Michelle Obama, Singer Ciara-SIKA Designs
Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Diane Von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Gucci, Versace, Christian Lacroix and Marc Jacobs are names most of us fashion-foward/fashionistas are very familiar with in the West. Not so when it comes to African designers. As Arise Africa Fashion Week kicks off in about 24hours, we figure we should help guide you with designers we think you ought to know! We've put a celeb slant to it so you can see what Hollywood celeb we think would be a match with our designers!
Designer: Phyllis Taylor
Years in Business: 3years with SIKA designs
Education:London College of Fashion
Signature: London Urban Chic meets Accra-Ghana’s rich eco-friendly cultural heritage. Use of tie dye, batik and wax print fabrics. Sexy shirt dresses, empire waist and baby doll dresses are the order of the day for Phyllis. Great attention to details in her designs: whether it is a shirt dress with an ankara print collar or pleated dress, she never fails to deliver designs that are highly cosmopolitan and tres chic!
Corporate Social Responsibility: “All garments are produced in Ghana by highly skilled tailors and seamstresses. The highest standards in garment production are an integral part of Sika’s mission. By generating regular income for those involved, they are able to give back to the Ghanaian community and raise the standard of garment production."
Ladybrille Celebs that would totally rock Sika Designs: Michelle Obama is so SIKA design! The shirt dresses Michelle Obama loves to wear makes SIKA an easy choice especially since the First Lady will be visiting Ghana soon. Another celeb that would rock SIKA is singer Ciara. SIKA's empire waist dresses with the big belts would be an excellent choice for the tall, lean and strong beautiful body of Ciara.
Date of Show at Arise Africa Fashion Week: June 12th, 2009
Click to buy tickets to SIKA designs' show at Arise Fashion Week.
Contact Phyllis Taylor
T: 0208 858 8158