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Our trips

Adele Dejak at the Coterie

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We are now counting down just hours to our showcase at the Coterie. From the 18th of September, Adele Dejak will be at the Javits Centre in New York City, for the Coterie trade fair. Coterie is a premier global marketplace that bridges women’s apparel and accessories designers to the international ‘Who’s Who’ of Retailers. Coterie builds exclusive shopping experiences from the ground up so that designers and buyers can create a synergy that fuels their businesses. It is a platform for generating revenue and inspiring trends. Thanks to SheTrades ITC Initiative, Adele Dejak is one of the select few…

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Noir Lover in paris Recap

By | Adele Dejak Lifestyle, Africa-Forward, African designers, boutiques, Design Network Africa, event, exhibition, Our trips, Paris | No Comments

Hello Noir Lover! As you know the past couple of days have been spent in Paris, and what an invigorating time it has been here! We touched base at the Maison & Objet trade fair, from the 2nd to the 6th of September, and this turned out to be quite the success story. We showcased some of our most popular pieces and received the most positive responses from the event attendees.   We were privileged to meet some of the best fashion and art brands from around the globe. In particular, we were quite taken by AAKS Handcrafted of Ghana, Diallo designs…

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Adele Dejak at Maison & Objet

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Greetings Team Adele! Once again our Noir Lover adventures have landed us somewhere exciting. This time we are in Paris! We are here for an international trade show called Maison & Objet. Maison & Objet is a professional trade fair that brings together fashion designers, interior designers, architects and buyers all under one roof. Each year, Maison & Objet has been carrying out editions in Asia (Singapore), America (Miami Beach) and most recently an expansion into Paris. Thanks to the facilitation by Design Network Africa, Adele Dejak will be exhibiting at the show everyday between the 2nd and the 6th of…

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Noir Lover in Nairobi

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Greetings Team Adele! It is our hope you are doing well. Here at the AD headquarters, we are excited for the upcoming couple of weeks. Why? We will be making some trips to attend a few events and fairs globally. These events are to showcase the brand and also to be a representation of other African luxury fashion brands to the global market. Each week, we will be making a surprise announcement of the country we will be stopping over at and what we will be up to. Stay tuned on our journey that we have dubbed ‘Noir Lover’. Join our…

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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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The Thorn Tree Project X

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Katungulu Mwendwa Katungulu Mwendwa is one of Kenya’s young prominent designers, having studied a BA in fashion design in both Barcelona and the UK she creates designs that are both comfortable and beautiful, with the use of great fabrics. Fusing the traditional with the modern to create contemporary almost ethereal garments. “Katungulu Mwendwa is inspired by African art, traditional cultures and crafts, embodying them in classic, yet modern cuts and techniques exposing the two very completely different worlds that can co- incide together.” Here at Adele Dejak we are all about supporting and promoting local design. The talented Katungulu Mwendwa…

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Participating at GUILD, Africa’s First International Design Fair

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Between 27th February and 9th March, 8,500 visitors made their way to the inaugural GUILD Design Fair in Cape Town to enjoy hand-made limited-edition design from celebrated global galleries and institutions. We were in attendance, as part of the Design Network Africa (DNA) delegation, along with commercial galleries, design organisations and revered institutions from Brazil, Italy, South Africa, Spain, UK, USA and beyond. Some highlights from our trip to Cape Town:   These two portraits and the photo at top – by Richard Keppel-Smith Our Ankole horn bowl with gold leaf on a Dokter and Misses cabinet Sofie of Sabahar…

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