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Thursday, 30 August 2018

Meet Emmy Kasbit, Nigerian Designer Of Theresa May’s Ankara Jacket And Other Celebrities by Ukpono Etuk

UK PM, Theresa May is so excited to meet Emmy Kasbit, the Nigerian Designer of her Ankara jacket. She took to her Instagram page to post a picture she took with him.
She captioned it;
“I was delighted to meet @emmykasbit who designed the jacket I wore in #Nigeria #UKAfrica#MadeInNigeria”
Emmy Kasbit, owned by Okoro Emmanuel, was launched in 2014. It was born out of a passion to dress unconventional men and women. The brand’s aesthetic is defined by clean and architectural cuts, and since winning the Fashion Focus Prize at Lagos Fashion Week in 2017, Emmy Kasbit’s recent collections have placed an emphasis on reinterpreting and reinventing vintage looks in a contemporary way.
In addition to the accolade, the Emmy Kasbit brand won a $13,900 cash grant, and business mentoring from Ijeoma Ogbechie, an expert in finance who is currently a vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and founder of Avivere, a fashion e-commerce startup.
Taking inspiration from his family and his Nigerian heritage—particularly his father and the looks he wore in the 70s in Nigeria—Emmanuel’s aesthetic is largely guided by his roots. As the brand continues to grow, Emmy Kasbit remains a pillar of the Nigerian fashion scene.