This summer sees the launch of new London-based footwear label MO SAÏQUE that creates luxury footwear that is the embodiment of simplicity with subtle hints of exaggeration. The designer behind the label is Afua Dabanka, a German-born Ghanaian city banker, who pursued her passion for shoes, turned it into reality and studied Footwear Design, at the London College of Fashion. The capsule collection “Confessions of Global Nomad” includes 10 distinctive styles ranging from towering platforms to seductive T-Bar pumps, sassy wedges, super sexy sling-backs muted down with playful sandals and ballerina for everyday essentials and a warm weather off-duty look.
The intense shades of this inaugural capsule collection are timely as the fashion world celebrates the arrival of abundant colour this season. They are the perfect addition of colour to everyday’s staple of greys and blacks and a welcomed addition for the every woman who wants to stand out in the crowd. The tone is set with a bold colour palette of cerise pinks, hues of blues, cherry reds and sexy tans in glorious soft and supple calfskin suede and nappa leather concentrated on sensual curves that elongate a woman’s body.
Afua draws creative inspiration for her designs from the extraordinary interplay of her unique background and her affection for pure luxe. Her Ghanaian heritage is evident in the rich and bold selection of colours that take meaning from ancient wisdom: the harmonious electric blues to the cerise pinks are associated with harmony and love and the female essence of life. This, combined with a strong influence of Germany’s clean cut silhouettes, her savvy fashion sense and Italian craftsmanship, has created an exciting range that is full of character and makes every woman embrace these statement pieces.
A personal touch is the brands signature Fern “Aya” on the sole of each shoe. This Ghanaian Adinkra symbol stands for endurance and resourcefulness.