Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Nkwo Onwuka is an award winning fashion designer, she also has a degree in psychology.
Nkwo is inspired by the wild freedom and innovation of the '60s and '70s and strong African influences. This fusion has produced a new and exciting style called 'Afro - Bohemian Chic'. This collection debuted at Kulture2Couture 2007 where she won the Phoenix Award presented by the Mayor of London's office in conjunction with the V&A.
Nkwo is dedicated to keeping Africa's traditions alive and working on projects that support communities and encourage self-sufficiency. Through African art and design, we can promote a positive image of Africa and show the world that there is more to the continent than poverty, starvation and war.
Nkwo is also a volunteer with Kambani. She has helped children with fashion in arts and continues to push her artistic boundaries. She is also keen to develop children's awareness of cultural diversity through fashion in arts.