Adele Dejak is founder of luxury accessories and lifestyle brand ‘Adèle Dejak’. Dejak uses local materials – hide, horn and textiles – and artisans to create statement pieces. Through her outlets in some of Nairobi’s shopping malls and use of social media Dejak has secured an international following.
‘Our pieces are bought by Kenyans and by the expat community, everyone really. The main frustration is people not understanding that something handmade in Africa can be bespoke or luxury. We’re not ‘curio’.’
The pieces pictured below were featured in the Fashion Cities Africa exhibition.