Creative Africans: How Ghana-based Aisha Anyesu is Modernizing Traditional African Fabrics
Aisha Ayensu is the founder and Head Designer of Christie Brown an internationally acclaimed luxury women’s fashion label founded in 2008, the brand subtly infuses modernism into carefully selected traditional African fabrics to create awe-inspiring dresses with a transcontinental finish.
Aisha is one of the most sought out designers in Ghana. As a child, Ayensu watched her grandmother, who was a seamstress, create rich, vibrant garments and today she crafts her apparel and accessories in that vein.
The label has garnered significant international attention: From winning the Emerging Designer of the year award in 2009 as Arise Africa Fashion Week in Johannesburg, to being the only Ghanaian label showcased at the Arise L’Afrique-A-Porter in Paris Fashion Week in 2010, to capturing the attention of Beyonce whose backup singers she designs costumes for, to being a designer for the biggest fashion influencers such as Harper’s, Vogue Italia, Canoe 53 and Glamour Magazine, the brand has a consistent history of international acclaim and recognition.
Christie Brown has created a presence for herself in the fashion world, reflecting the creative and vibrant personality and inspiration of its founder, with a continued promise sophistication in each designs.