Kente Gentlemen is in search of to address misconceptions about what is meant by “African” vogue. Far more expansive than what is generally highlighted, vogue in Africa encompasses “a multitude of traditions, cultures, textures, kinds, procedures and philosophies,” according to founder Aristide Loua.
Loua serves as resourceful director, the the workforce consists of Sydney Bagrou, chief economic officer, and Cyprien Mvuanda, chief technology officer. The brand’s aesthetic method is a mixture of culture, poetry and color into every single report of garments. Every piece is customized in special design from materials handmade in Africa to pay back regard to and assistance the textile heritage and community craftsmanship of the continent, which contains a local community of hand-weavers, artists, tailors and artisans. Loua ventured to the marketplaces of Abidjan to uncover tailors, and the countryside for community artisans.
Other standouts consist of the “Femi” cropped jacket, which retails for $155, and the best-selling “Tradi-Jacket III-01,” a denim-like shirt jacket handwoven by community artisans in the Senoufo location of Côte d’Ivoire.