Black Panther actress Lupita Nyongo is doing her bit to put African fashion designers on the map. At the just-ended Wearable Art Gala, the actress along with her sister, Fiona, wore a signature origami textured outfit made by a Ghanaian fashion design house Duaba Serwaa.
The 39-year-old of Kenyan-Mexican descent is an award-winning actress with an Academy Award, a Daytime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards under her belt. She rose to fame through the movie 12 Years A Slave back in 2013.
Duaba Serwa, the Ghanaian womenswear powerhouse, was started by Nelly Hagan Deegbe in 2011. The fashion house is appreciated as a house with a “mixture of innovative intricate details, textures, structure and new types of volumes”. Duaba Serwa caters primarily to high-achieving women between the ages of 30 and 50.