Dauvia Nijenhuis

Self-taught fashion designer Dauvia began to wear her own creations only a couple of years ago and is now the proud owner of her own fashion brand. Born in Angola, Dauvia was raised in The Netherlands since she was ten years of age.


With the desire to integrate more of her African roots into her fashion designs, she decided to research and use Vlisco fabrics for her designs. Vlisco’s fabrics form a great source of inspiration for Dauvia.

“The fabrics tell me what to make. Whether a top or trousers, the fabric dictates the outcome and I trust my instincts.”


The combination of Dauvia’s powerful feminine looks and her love for the fabric resulted into a memorable collaboration during our 170-year anniversary.


In 2016, Dauvia won the award for best African designer in the Netherlands.

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