ELLA BROWNPosted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 at 5:58 AM
The name connotes femininity, elegance and a dash of soul.
Ella Brown Couture is the new design brainchild of Adefunke Adegbola.
Adefunke began designing when she was 15 years old and released her first collection in 2004. All through her teen years in Nigeria, she taught herself to cut, sew and make patterns. Hence honing the skills that have allowed her to pursue her design career.
Adefunke left a lucrative career in finance to establish her label and the dividends are now paying off. There is a lot of buzz surrounding her label, most especially her accessories and she will be featured at the 2007 Miami Fashion Week on April 17th, the 2007 Chicago Fashion Week on April 28th and Couture Fashion Week in New York City.
Tidbits from Ella Brown
Personally, I love sophisticated femininity with an exotic raw edge. Roberto Cavalli and Consuelo Castiglioni for Marni are my greatest influences because of their playful yet dangerously sexy designs for modern women. I also draw inspirations from baroque architecture, scroll work and anything gold.
The Ella Brown Look
The idea is to create elements alongside my clothing line to complete the Ella Brown Couture look. I just don’t think the Ella Brown look is complete without the perfect clutch, sunglasses or jewellery. Even if you don’t wear my clothing, you can still mix and match my accessories with pieces from your closet.
The Future of Ella Brown
My main goal is to grow the brand into something even more solid and sustainable which would continuously allow me to produce the work I believe in.
This is a very exciting time for Ella Brown Couture with the Fall ’07 collection being showcased at the Miami Fashion Week next week, the cosmetics line and fragrance will be launching very early next year and the footwear collection will follow. I’m just very excited and thank Almighty God for everything he has done for me, and I’m looking forward to the future with great anticipation.
I absolutely love the simple yet detailed clothes but my favs have got to be the accessories. I know u guys will say that Bella has started with her ‘I’m proud’ anthem again but cant help but say it! I am sooo proud of her! I know how hard it is to leave the comfort of Corporate America for a risky career. I wish her all the best.
Anyways, let us know what you think of the clothes and accessories. Have a fab day y’all.