2012 was a fantastic year for our brand. Having met the editor in chief of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani we were invited to Milan fashion week to exhibit at Vogue talents. We later collaborated with Salvatore Ferragamo on BAGS FOR AFRICA. In 2013 we produced a clothing line which is now being sold by the Italian department store La Rinascente. Our products really started to be recognised outside of Africa and the energy and encouragement of these things fed its way back into the workshop. We always put a high emphasis on producing the best quality goods we can with our tag-line ‘made with love in Kenya’, which is what sets our products apart.
Cloud 9 is a collection which draws on all these influences and events and channels the company’s experience with working with our favourite materials (reclaimed Ankole cow horn, cow hide, recycled brass and bakuba cloth) into our boldest designs yet. The pieces in the collection are inspired by shapes found in nature and East African kitenge cloth and build on elements from our previous collections, such as the incorporation of West African brass beads. The pieces are strong and beautifully handcrafted creating a good balance between the delicacy and detail or hand-made pieces and the powerful statement of the design and materials used.
Ugandan wood bangles
We always like to bring across the narratives and stories behind our pieces to our customers so that when you wear something by Adele Dejak you know that there is an interesting history behind the piece. When you wear accessories from the Cloud 9 collection take time to think about all the stories that fed into the collection over the years the company has been operation and the networks of peoples and places we work with. Wearing Cloud 9 is about feeling on Cloud 9, owning your style and knowing that something special is happening in Kiambu Kenya.
Cloud 9 collection is now available at our outlets in Kenya and online
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Photography: Abraham Ali, Image Works Africa
Model: Emily Njoki
Styling: Esther Ngatia