Mohamed Abbas

Collaborator Feature: Mohamed Abbas ///

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Meet Mohammed Abbas (of Purple Vase Photography), a collaborator I have been working with for quite some time now. He was part of the crew that was shooting the recently launched Almaz Collection. He is professional, fun loving and just amazing to work with and team Adele simply loves him. Here are some interesting things you did not know about him: Birth Stars? I am a Capricorn Favorite Hangout spot in Nairobi and Africa? Nairobi Java House Favorite food? Biriani Artist/Designer/Photographer you greatly admire. Rahim Kara Favorite color? Black What would be your alternate career if you were not a photographer? I would…

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Cape town trip 2014

Throwback /// African designers, Design Network Africa (Part 2)

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African designers, Design Network Africa. We trust that you’ve had a beautiful week. It’s been lovely at Adele Dejak international, working hard to ensure that we get these lovely statement pieces to make you stand out. As we mentioned in our post last week, we continue highlighting the amazing African designers that our being at the Design African Network has enabled us interact with. This week we share two of these designers Cheick Diallo Born in Mali and to an architect, Cheick Diallo went to the School of Architecture in Rouen (France) to become and architect. He later on studied design at ENSCI…

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Cape Town --- with my fellow West African DNA brothers photo Richard Keppel Smith

Throwback /// African designers, Design Network Africa (Part I)

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We (team Adele) have been so privileged to be on the DNA program since its inception. Not only is it an amazing platform for our designs to be promoted and appreciated it gives us a voice. A voice in a beautiful continent where there is so much talent and creativity. We are African designers, Design network Africa. A continent so rich in culture, diversity and opportunities, that even Barack Obama on his recent trip to Nairobi acknlowedgled this potential with his beautiful statement: ‘Africa is on the move.’  This very much resonates with the brand’s own concept behind the hashtag #MyheartbeatsAfrica. Read about…

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By | Adele Dejak, Adele Dejak Lifestyle, African design, jewellery, jewelry | 2 Comments

Adele Dejak & discover African luxury is a brand of luxury fashion accessories based in Nairobi. The pieces are handmade in Kenya using materials sourced from across the African continent. A fusion of African and European influences, they are designed by the owner and founder Adele Dejak, then assembled by some of  the most talented  artisans in Kenya and the region. The company specializes in handbags and jewellery but also produces on  limited editions clothes, belts, sandals and other fashion accessories.   The Adele Dejak brand is at the fore front of the African luxury movement as it draws on rich…

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Almaz Collection

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Featured cover Photo: Nick Klaus  ///Above Photo: Brian Siambi & Model: Mauryne Theo     Almaz the collection is inspired by hope and strength and the gift that is the African continent, its cultures and its beauty. The name ALMAZ is derived from the Amharic name meaning Diamonds. And just as diamonds, the African beauty grows stronger under pressure. And just as Diamonds, once rough around the edges, were mistaken as mere pebbles: and just like diamonds, our culture and beauty is lasting. ALMAZ collection is a bold statement on embracing and protecting our identities, leaving our own mark in this world….

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#my heart beats Africa & the African renaissance, african design, african vibes,

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#my heart beats Africa & the African renaissance, african design, african vibes ADELE DEJAK  launched in April 2015  the #my heart beats Africa campaign.  This seeks to empower women and their identity as African warrior women. The main objection of the campaign is to show how beautiful Africa is from different perspectives. Positive vibes and the African renaissance.   Africa is at a loss with its own identity. This cannot be more visible than in fashion. African women suffer from an evident schizophrenia: they grow up into African fabrics and traditional wear, only to spend their dreams on what is…

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Tribal Chic Fashion Show 2015

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Team Adele is always so thrilled to be a part of Nairobi’s hip Tribe Hotel’s annual fashion show: Tribal Chic. The event certainly did not disappoint this year. All of Nairobi’s hard-core fashionistas & East African bloggers, designers, photographers and top press attended, all decked out in their best gear. Many wore pieces from our collections. Tribal Chic fashion show 2015 saw us preview our long anticipated LBD collection, inspired by Maasai women and the manner in which they drape their beautiful fabrics in a most graceful and simple manner: their own.     The colour pallet of LBD was mostly black, but dark shades of charcoal…

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We just love Kuba cloth from the DRC!

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We just love Kuba cloth from the DRC! With 99.9% collection we teamed up with Sahel Design in Burkina Faso. Sahel design has an incredible African story and also shares the same ethos as Adele Dejak. Sahel Design makes stunning leather tassels and we teamed up wit them  for our latest Kuba cloth and hide bags. We just love Kuba cloth from the DRC! Kuba cloth from the DRC is used in all our collections and we just love it! The unique geometric designs that are unique to each peiec of hand made juba cloth make it a shoppers must have…

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MY FAVOURITE  PIECES These are pieces I love and just cant live without! they are without doubt my favourite fashion pieces. All  are available online: The recycled metal jewellery is sourced from Kenya especially Nairobi. It is then put un a furnace and then cast in a mould. Once the product come out of the furnace it undergoes 3 long processes of polishing, buffing and cleaning before it then undergoes quality control. This cuff is really a statement piece and its incredibly light.     For that glam look. We are never naked. Bahati cuff is from our Swaady collection and…

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  My Nairobi studio feels like a modern-day alchemist’s laboratory, but rather than transmuting lead to gold, my team & I melt discarded hammers and door handles, transforming them into bold cuffs and glistening chokers. We all love the concept from trash to glam!     3 is not a crowd. the more the merrier. Why not try these stacked with other bracelets?

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