Kuwala Highlights (KH) is a series of blog posts that showcase the beautiful and innovative creations of Africa's artists, musicians and, of course, designers. The African continent has always been full of talented individuals. Our objective is simply to promote their work internationally. Enjoy!
We're so glad to be working with very talented Antoinette, the creative director behind Poqua Poqu. This woman on the rise took the time out of her busy schedule share her interesting story with Kuwala:
How long have you been a fashion designer?
I have been designing ever since I was a little girl; however I translated my creative thinking into functional pieces in 2009.
What inspired you to pursue a career as a fashion designer?
Fashion has always been an integral part of my life; my educational background has circled around the fine Arts. However after several years of corporate work, I realized my true passion was in fashion and design.
What do you love most about your profession?
Fashion allows you to express yourself and translate your imagination into beautiful work of art.
How would you describe your brand/style?
The brand, POQUA POQU creates pieces that are effortlessly chic, contemporary and cut in classic silhouettes that are functional and truly African.
Are there any fashion designers that motivate/inspire you? And why?
I do admire and respect a lot of international Fashion designers; to list them will be endless.
What is your favourite food?
Banku and Tilapia, a very popular Ghanaian Dish.
Discover some of the beautiful Poqua Poqu pieces.