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creaties te showen op een professionele catwalk.
Arnhem Fashion Night - 18 juni 2016
Amsterdam Fashion Night - april 2016
Den Bosch Fashion Night - september 2016
Alisha is a clothing company the Netherlands. The brand was founded in January 2014 and is the creation of Lydie Djamba originally from Congo DRC who turned her a passion for fashion into a business. Alisha is a name that is close to her heart and was chosen in memory of her great-grandmother. Alisha was described as being a very beautiful woman and to Lydie is a symbol of beauty. The brand creates clothing for young and dynamic women with design in a style that nods at their African roots.
Though the company is still young, ALISHA has already showcased at fashion shows in Lisbon, Barcelona, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Gent and Malabo. They plan on doing many more shows so we’ll be seeing a lot of them in the future!
Q&A with designer Lydie
- What has been your greatest achievement in fashion so far?
The greatest achievement has been to be accepted in fashion weeks and to see that once you start creating, it does not stop.
The biggest challenge is to find the necessary I need on the market. So sometimes, I just need to be creative and find alternatives.
-What is it about the fashion industry that pushed you to pursue a career in design?
I want African wear to interest not only Africans but all the nations, young, rich, poor … Besides the idea is that you can be well dressed even if you are wearing sportswear. You will see that we use a lot the figure 38. You can wear a sportswear with slippers and the same sportswear with high heels and still look nice.
-What the biggest perk of your job?
My job is my passion. It is nice since I am always in touch with new people.
However, it is time consuming and very expensive. I try to minimize the costs and to buy nice and not expensive things either from the markets, flee markets or just from budget shops.
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