I have always loved being surrounded by vibrant colours and this became heightened when I relocated to The Netherlands.
Growing up in Nigeria, and later on in South Africa, I was surrounded by loads of bright and colourful fabrics. In Europe on the other hand, clothes tend to be darker-toned or employ fewer colour combinations.
I created UnikBlends, among other reasons, to bring some of the vibrant African Fabrics colours to my home in the Netherlands and share them with others. Colours makes me feel alive, and their beauty could be likened to our need for clean water and clean air.
Freedom to Mix & Match
My love for infusing African fabrics such as gele, asooke and Adire into my style started when I was very young. My mum would make an entire outfit from an African piece and I because I found it too elaborate, I would request to have it blended with a plain top or place a denim jacket over it. Unknowingly, I started mix matching as a child, this is because my style is intentionally personalized by consciously infusing it with indigenous African fabrics and uniquely blended with a western touch.
As an adult, I have the freedom to explore blending with different textiles, creating unique outfits, bags and accessories that resonated my personal style and it has become part of the vision for UnikBlends. We offer people the freedom to create their our own unique look with our colourful patterned pieces which range from skirts, blazers, tops to bags and accessories like belts.
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