Love how the Ghanaian fashion scene keeps evolving! Last Tuesday a trendy Ghanaian fashion label named Aku+Vi was launched.
The event took place at the Untamed Empire Concept Store in Accra. If you are wondering what Aku+Vi stands for, well the fashion label derived its name “Aku” from a Wednesday born girl from the “ewe” tribe in Ghana, and Vi to mean Vibrant.
According to the label, Aku+Vi comes to reveal a true reflection of our own uniqueness and self-awareness.
Founded by Nana K. Brenu (who is also the designer of luxury brand 1981) Aku+Vi has been launched to celebrate sisterhood and contemporary life. The Aku+Vi girl is particularly conscious of everything happening around her and is also in touch with her heritage through her silhouette, sense of style and enthusiasm. Nana K. Brenu, states “Aku+Vi garments are youthful, on trend and have feminine silhouettes that are not too girly at affordable prices”.
On his decision to launch a sister brand to 1981, Nana K. Brenu explains that “Every woman needs a sister and Aku+Vi is that sister who is in to celebrate and share in the beautiful experiences of life” The Aku+Vi label is designed with the aim of creating beautiful striking pieces that enlivens the natural characteristics of the modern energetic and savvy girl.
Modern Renaissance is Aku+Vi’s debut collection showcased at the launch event. The collection which was done in a presentation saw 9 models each wearing a look from the collection showcased through the “Imagination TV” concept from the Beast of No Nation Movie, to simply say imagine you wearing these beautiful pieces.
Modern Renaissance collection was inspired by the need to see the “Aku+Vi” girl rediscovering who she is and proud of what she discovers while taking on the world.