Eyiwaa Agyekumhene is the founder of Ghanaian fashion brand KAYADUA, whose eye-catching bags and statement neckpieces have recently been capturing the attention of the fashion world.
It’s a labour of love for Eyiwaa, who created the brand in 2018 after graduating from Kwame Nkrumah University of Ghana just a year before. The brand takes a slow fashion approach, with KAYADUA pieces often being made by hand, and taking anywhere from one day to entire weeks of production time.
But the brand is about much more than intricately crafted pieces. - Eyiwaa wants to use the brand as a force for change, honouring the legacy of the elders in Ghana, while also inspiring younger generations to express themselves creatively. “I seek to encourage confidence, whilst telling stories through the pieces we make,” she says, underlining her desire for the pieces themselves to become storytellers.
Based in Accra, the capital of Ghana, we asked Eyiwaa to share one of her favourite places in and around the city…
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