Ghanaian born and bred and trained in London, Akosua Afriyie-Kumi of AAKS, has gone back to her roots to produce a new line of luxury-handcrafted bags. Flambouyant in their colour palette, and wonderfully detailed in their craftsmanship, they are a breath of fresh air in a world dominated by leather.
There is no mistaking the origins of these personality plus, practical, but gorgeously decorative accessories. Highly saturated colours exude the vitality that is Africa! Royal blues, siren reds, scorching oranges with hints of natural raffia and classic black – this is a visual taste of that incredibly lively continent.
Handwoven by local women in Bolgatanga, Akosua makes sure she is present throughout the process. Energetically paced like most creatives Akosua has learnt to appreciate the time, and energy, involved in one perfectly crafted bag. Her critical eye views each item before it is allowed to leave her workshop, ensuring that these objects are of the highest level of craftsmanship.