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Originally, I was designing and creating pieces for myself because I could not find designs that I connected with
I am passionate about what I do and what I create. Originally, I was designing and creating pieces for myself because I could not find designs that I connected with. Eventually, because people always wanted the pieces I created, I started my making my pieces for sale. Although I have always loved jewellery since I was young, passion ignites something within me.
Collaborating with Salvatore Ferragamo was a huge privilege. I thoroughly enjoyed working with his team on the iconic fashion bags in support of the third edition of the Bags for Africa auction. It was a very beautiful and challenging project considering Ferragamo’s team was based in Florence, Italy whereas my team and I worked from Nairobi, Kenya. On my wish list, I would like to work with Solange Knowles, Shadé Akanbi and Michelle Obama.
Who is the Adele Dejak woman?
A modern, sophisticated, warrior woman of integrity who is confident, knows who she is and how she wants to express herself. ADELE DEJAK gives women the opportunity to be daring, beautiful, sophisticated, edgy and confident with both our bold and delicate pieces.
On style inspiration
Everywhere! However, I get most of my inspiration from books like Angela Fisher’s collections. Sometimes an idea will come to my mind, I’d create it and try it because I am my own guinea pig. I find that what I like, most people like too.
Sometimes an idea will come to my mind, I’d create it and try it because I am my own guinea pig
How would you describe your label?
An affordable luxury, African jewellery and accessories brand that produces unique, beautifully handcrafted pieces made from a blend of traditional and modern materials for every woman to wear in every occasion.
What do you believe should be the foundation of every woman’s wardrobe?
If they have their ears pierced, a stunning pair of earrings; and rings, lots and lots of rings. I love rings so much that I had a ring party at my Village Market shop in Kenya this month.
Who: Adele Dejak , Creative Director of Adele Dejak.
What: Cutting edge jewelry.
Where: Follow them on Instagram @adeledejak
Shop:Village Market in Nairobi, and a showroom in Kiambu.
Website: www.adeledejak.com (International Site) www.adeledejak.global
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