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Aisha Obuobi Readies to Unveil Fall Collection – ‘Talensi’ | Her Open Letter to the Christie Brown Woman

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In preparation for Africa Fashion Week 2011, Aisha Obuobi, Creative Director of Christie Brown has written an open letter to the women that inspired the collection she will be showcasing at the event.The Christie Brown team describe the collection as one of their most “intimate collections, filled with meaning” and it was important for Aisha to relay its meaning through an open letter to the Christie Brown woman.

Read the letter below:

“I have always looked to the tiny moments that speak to my heart and make me smile. As a designer I am inspired by the talented designers in the fashion industry. On the quest to bring more life and meaning to my work, I found inspiration, from the regular everyday things.

I am ultimately living my dream, to create clothing that celebrates the femininity of African woman and compliments the bold personalities that we are embedded within. As I drew my sketches, I never lost sight of these traits and they were the main inspiration for the new collection –Talensi.

This collection marries the simplicity of nude tones with the richness of blues hues, while incorporating vibrant neon for an edgy flare. Talensi is a portrait of our constant pursuit of a balance between conservatism and modernism, the confident look we crave both on the runway and in our closets.

Although minimalistic in lifestyle, the Talensi tribe is rich with culture. This collection reveals the various treasures hidden in the northern Ghanaian culture in hopes that it will never be forgotten.

This collection is an intimate exploration of what it means to be a woman, and it was inspired by the women who have taken bold fashion leaps with Christie Brown over the years”. – Aisha Obuobi

Now I am even more excited to the see the collection! Can’t wait!

12 Comments

  1. MissCJ

    October 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Lovely letter! She’s sooo creative! Can’t wait! 🙂

  2. faith

    October 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    So?…

  3. temmy

    October 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Sounds original ,wish her many exploits in d industry

  4. SHADDERS

    October 18, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    love Christie Brown
    http://www.shadders.net

  5. mary007

    October 19, 2011 at 12:25 am

    CB is talented, her finishing super!!! love my CB

  6. adamma

    October 19, 2011 at 10:22 am

    was scrollin to see d collections na,,,but bella nawa foe una and some of these una headings o

  7. cathy

    October 19, 2011 at 11:40 am

    wish you well dear

  8. Africa Fashion Guide - Jacqueline

    October 19, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Aisha and her label Christie Brown are fantastic! We love her work ar Africa Fashion Guide. We have also featured her in our recently launched book “Fashion Africa” along with 47 other designers who produce or source in Africa. You can read up on her and others in the book. See the link for more info http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Jacquita

  9. RB

    October 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Go CB…Go Aisha!!!!
    Proudly Ghanaina:-)

  10. GhaNaija!

    October 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Soooooo, I’m super excited can’t Wait to see this collection. Congrats Aisha very well done!

  11. Ginika

    October 20, 2011 at 7:40 am

    cant wait

  12. Ebony'n'Ivory

    October 21, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Beautifully and succinctly said…looking forward to this collection!

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