Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Established in New York City in 2009 and relocated to Côte d’Ivoire in 2012, Loza Maléombho is best described as a fusion between traditional cultures/sub-cultures, and contemporary fashion. Loza Maléombho bridges Ivorian traditions with modern fashion. The silhouettes celebrate the paradox of the old and the new, cultural and futuristic, but more specifically, the synergies, the contradictions and similarities between Ivorian tribal aesthetics and New York’s urban fashion. Loza Maléombho works with artisans who have mastered their craft for generations and find ways to communicate their trade into a new setting, with fashionable items that arc on trend.