Eloi Sessou is a proud Ivorian in the midst of an exciting movement in modern African fashion. His design signature is a combination of African fashion details like Maasai necklines and local beads, combined with chic western styling of the ‘50s to ‘70s.
In his path to becoming a fashion designer, he became keenly aware of the unique ways that African women wear fabrics, jewellery and embroidery. He explores these cultural expressions within his own creative vision of fashion.
As Vlisco fabrics made a regular appearance in his designs and showcases, we were equally excited as Eloi to collaborate with him on our 170-years lookbook. “Vlisco plays an important role by encouraging creativity in the local fashion design scene,” Eloi states. “Vlisco tries to create a link between the creator and the brand”.