New designers pop up everyday and quite a few of them are undoubtedly talented. We’ve had our eyes on quite a few up and coming brands and we will be highlighting some of the major on-the rise- brands you need to know in the Discover series.
The first outfits were really trials, which were very successful with the first women who agreed to go on this adventure with us
In fact at the very beginning, I launched my workshop Zakstyl in 2013 to earn money that I used to finance my studies, I lacked the means to enter a fashion school in Paris.
The first outfits were really trials, which were very successful with the first women who agreed to go on this adventure with us; they shared with those around them, and posted about it online. Our customer bases has grown, and we leveraged our followers on social networks too. My team and I continue to perfect our knowledge, and that’s how the PELEBE line was born
On the favourite celebrity he’s dressed
At the moment in Ivory Coast we work a lot with models and beauty queens, some artists, actresses and bloggers, but we are yet to break the international sphere. My wishlist is long – with names like Tiwa Savage, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Obama and Rihanna. [laughs] Why not?
We remain open to all proposals of course.
On style inspiration and his personal style
Everything inspires me. [It could be] A color, a person, an image, a story, a conversation, Music.
The Pelebe woman, is a woman of character. She is chic, dynamic and resolutely feminine, and her style perfectly compliments her personality
Pelebe, is a made to measure line. We specialise in evening, cocktail and occasion wear. We hope to create a luxury ready to wear range soon.
For me the ideal wardrobe for a woman of our day is
- A dress shirt, choose one without too many specific details so they can be worn multiple times.
- A tshirt, bold colors for day and dark for night.
- A jacket or blazer
- Blue jeans, classic or ripped, depending on your temperament
- A pair of black trousers
- An ankara/Dutch wax maxi skirt
- A little black dress, a wax version could also be fun
- An evening dress – a dark, versatile colour you can style several ways and play with colour in your accessories.
- Chic and original accessories