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Public Talk: Titi Ademola and Alexis Temomanin
October 7, 2018 @ 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Join two featured fashion designers from African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style, Titi Ademola and Alexis Temomanin, for an inside look at their work, inspiration, and future projects. Light reception with cash bar to follow. A unique opportunity to meet two of Africa’s most talented couturiers!
FREE for Mint members or with museum admission purchased at the door.
Pre-registration required for talk. Note, auditorium seating is limited and first-come, first-served.
About Titi Ademola: KIKI Clothing is the brainchild of Titi Ademola, a Ghanaian/ Nigerian fashion designer, who is focused and dedicated to creating African inspired collections that are meticulously made in Ghana.
After undertaking a Bachelors degree in Fashion Design from the London College of Fashion, Titi transferred her degree to the American InterContinental University in Atlanta, Georgia, with a concentration in Marketing.
Thereafter she had the valuable experience of interning with renowned designer Betsey Johnson in New York City and working for Burberry.
Staying true to her desire to relocate back to West Africa, KIKI Clothing was eventually born. Highlighted in Vogue Italia, Elle Italia, The Daily Telegraph UK, Glamour Magazine SA, CNN, BBC and other leading media outlets, KIKI Clothing has also had its ever popular Handkerchief hem dress, photographed by the one and only Mario Testino for Vogue US and worn by Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. In addition, the KIKI brand has been featured and celebrated on the red carpet by Hollywood actress Nicole Ari Parker and reality star, Tiffany Jones.
Exhibiting collections in Accra, Lagos, Mauritius, Johannesburg, as well as London and Rome, has brought well received brand recognition and inspiring opportunities to the KIKI label.
‘I wanted to give credence to the magnificence of Africa’s distinctive creative and artistic ability, through the production of exquisite and wearable clothing and accessory items. Items which speak to Africa Rising. Items which speak to contemporary, fashionable, Afro-politian Africa. Items which speak to the distinct, unique stylistic preferences and trends of her people’.
About Alexis Temomanin: Dent de Man is a menswear brand created in 2012 by British-Ivorian designer, Alexis Temomanin. Dent de Man’s approach to luxury style is defined by a mix of classic tailoring with colourful patterned fabric. The Dent de Man lifestyle is defined by freedom, quality and “esthétisme,” empowering individuals to dress for themselves. Self-expression is core to Dent de Man’s philosophy. The brand prides itself on the use of vintage fabrics and celebration of ancient printing techniques, Dent de Man adapts decadent and bold Java prints forming unique garments that allow individuals to own distinctive and irreplaceable pieces. All Dent de Man fabric is carefully sourced and possesses its own story and meaning.