AFRICAN BORN FASHION DESIGNER TAKES ON WORLD STAGE

© Adèle Dejak CLOUD 9 Collection


Adèle Dejak bon in Nigeria began her career in design in England and Italy before moving to Nairobi, Kenya in 2005 and turning her attention to accessories design. Adèle found herself intrigued by the natural beauty of horn and begun to experiment with techniques of creating unique shapes and fashioned pieces. Her flair was noticed and spurned on by an admirer of one of her creations who encouraged Adèle to set up shop creating unique shapes to wear. 

© Adèle Deaj Ankole cow horn, leather, recyceled brass fitting
© Adèle Dejak Emma Purse
© Adèle Dejak Wood Bracelets

BAGS FOR AFRICA is a charity initiative formed by the national chamber of Italian fashion, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, and promoted by COOPI, an Italian NGO. BAGS FOR AFRICA supports development projects that champion women’s rights and the empowerment of local communities in Africa. In support of the third edition of the BAGS FOR AFRICA auction, Adèle Dejak collaborated with Salvatore Ferragamo’s creative director Massimiliano Giornetti), to create a special limited edition of the iconic Sofia bag. Only 6 pieces were made and proceeds from sales are going to help fund a project entitled “D as in development: the future of Africa is Woman”, designed to promote property and education rights for women in Sierra Leone.
  
© Adèle Dejak and Salvatore Ferragamo Bags For Africa
© Adèle Dejak and Salvatore Ferragamo Bags For Africa 2
© Adèle Dejak  Logo Bracelet – Recycled Aluminum
© Adèle Dejak Ankole cow horn. Nigerian brass bead.
© Adèle Dejak Cloud 9 Anja cuff
© Adèle Dejak Cloud 9 Zonia bracelet
© Adèle Dejak Cow horn and East Africa coin.
© Adèle Dejak Ro-Bela Bracelet – Aluminum