REBIRTH PROJECT SS19 (ELI KUAME )
From Abidjan to Lagos, Scouting for fashion talents, our Editor chanced on one of Ivory Coast finest Fashion designer Eli Kuame. During Nuel Bans first Work visit to Abidjan, Nuel rencontre the designer Elie Kuame. A household name in the Ivory-coast fashion scene known for his Golden Akan hat he wears and his eloquent luxury Haute couture pieces from his brand.
Furthermore, Since his debut in the African fashion scene, Eli has created a niche for himself and the brand. Eli Kuame is one of Africa’s finest haute couture fashion designers to ever have on the continent. With his attention to details for each collection, he craftily embeds stones and pearls on his piece to give the pieces a spark of richness, fineness and a Luxury silhouette.
Nuel bans had a delightful conversation with him to Find out more about Eli Kuame vision for his collection “Rebirth Project “ Backstage and he said
Rebirth project is about a return to my continent to make things to build to go up to open my atelier and to learn and share with all around me.
The collection rebirth Project is by inspired the designer’s return to the African continent; celebrating queens of the land with so much fluidity, energy and Freedom. Mainly highlighting the strong forces of women who are making an impact on the continent
This is what Nuelbans had to say
Elie Kuame , shared his inspiration with me before working on this collection. He was happy about it. . He sent me some photos during the making of the collection . The day before his showcase he said to me “ Tomorrow you will see the final pieces for the Défilé . You can change the styling and coordination for the best but to my surprise there was nothing there to changed . The collection was as just as he imagined . Very strong , poise , chick and Eloquent and the finishing was a top notch considering his choice of fabrics for the collection .
With his desirable taste of fabrics, Elie Kuame fused ethical woven fabrics with the luxury fabrics to make his silhouette stand out among others. Here is a highlight
of Him during Lagos fashion week 2018