For the Afrocentric woman who appreciates style, colour and craftsmanship, Hesey Design pieces include some gorgeous must haves for the summer.
Hesey Designs is a Nigerian fashion brand created in 2012 by Eseoghene Odiete, an award-winning female fashion entrepreneur, social evangelist and graduate of Mass Communication from Covenant University. She designs and handcrafts bags, shoes, fashion accessories and corporate gift items from a variety of materials but mostly traditional and modern pan-African prints and leather.
Eseoghene has trained young people and women from her hometown to develop her brand not only ensuring the quality and authenticity of her designs but also creating jobs and a workforce, supporting local families too. She has also started and initiative to train young girls with vocational skills in fashion and design, empowering them to start their own businesses.
Hesey Designs are funky, fashionable and socially-conscious and the prices are surprisingly happy in attitude too. The gorgeous shoes below are only $91 and available from the website. The bold colours and pattern mean these shoes can be worn with just about anything – colour-clashing at its most Prada-ish. Nigerians love bright, bold colours and these are made with beautiful greens, blues and purples, guaranteed to liven up any outfit and make you feel like the belle of the ball. Even if you’re going to work!
Another must have is the WaZoBia bag. Designed in the style of the Nigerian map and in honour of Independence day, the beautiful, colourful bags are made from the latest Ankara fabric and features a chain handle. Big enough to fit your daily essentials, yet small and compact enough to dress up for the evening, it is definitely a conversation starter and a Hesey key piece accessory. And with prices starting at a reasonable $37, affordable African fashion at its finest.
photo credit: Hesey Designs/ 360 Nobs