Her 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.The label uses only high quality, eco-organic materials like: certified cotton, organic Hemp-Silk, and individual African waxprints. In order to minimize the carbon footprint, all items are manufactured and handmade with care in Berlin.
BUKI AKOMOLAFE is an homage to the gentlewoman of today. A refined balance between clean European classical tailoring and traditional craftsmanship, and techniques of West-Africa. Her creations are placed within a new and globally accessible context.