Tuesday, 28 May 2013


We bring you the powerhouse that is Vlisco. Vlisco was established in 1846 it is one of the only African textile companies that is constantly creating innovative designs, which connect with the mainstream international market. It takes the rich colours and materials from Africa to create unique bespoke prints. We take a look into its current campaign Homage à l’Art collection.

Name: Vlisco

Brand Concept: Vlisco is the only brand in the world creating authentic dutch wax fabrics and is recognizable for its unique design, colours and wax craquelé

Materials: Dutch wax 

Discovery: On the streets of London

Homage à l’Art collection honours Vlisco’s art by placing iconic drawings in the spotlight. The focus for this particular collection is craftsmanship. The expressive drawings have always kept consumers coming back to the brand, the campaign pays homage to florals and batiks. 

All images are copyright of Vlisco

Monday, 20 May 2013


Always keeping our eye on the ball, we always on the lookout for whats new & trending check out this modern marbling brought to you by Whitehorn. Mesmorised by the creative use of colours through the marbling effect was just simply pure bliss.

Name: Whitehorn

Brand concept: Modern Marbling, British textile design company specialising in the art of hand dyeing fine silks. it aims to bridge the old and the new, through the use of creative colours. Bringing the fusion of interiors and fashion textiles.

Material: Silk

Discovery: Pulse London

Pink Pop Shade

Ipanema pleated Lampshae

Lemon Pinch Pleat

Camel Parchment drum

All images copyright of Janey Whitehorn

Monday, 13 May 2013

Yinka Ilori

After a long break Akua Designs... is back with a bang exciting things are happening at HQ. The great thing about Akua Designs... is many of its designs and inspirations come from fashion as well as design.

We welcome you back with Yinka Ilori, please do enjoy and feel free to comment.

Name: Yinka Ilori

Brand Concept: Regeneration of old furniture, to be loved & housed again.

Materials: Mainly Dutchwax

Discovery: Pulse London 

Odd One Out

Africa at Soboye



All images are copyright of Yinka Ilori