Colourful Convo Elizabeth Akingbade of Yemzi

We sat down with the Nigerian-British sustainable fashion designer Elizabeth Akingbade.

Elizabeth’s work reflects her dual African and European heritage and her journey around the globe.

We hope she inspires you all to live your best life now.


Please click on the image below to see the whole interview.






Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Karen Akpan
17. July 2017 at 14:46

I hadn’t heard of this designer until this blog post. I absolutely love the accents by the way. I was in London about a month ago and tried to talk like that but I can guarantee you it was an epic fail, haha. But it was an interesting interview. My husband is Nigerian as well so I can understand were you both are coming from 🙂 I can totally relate. Great interview.

17. July 2017 at 15:24

Elizabeth’s threads are beautiful and I’m glad that she’s remaining true to her Nigerian culture while also establishing herself in the Britain fashion scene. I wish I could find either one of those headwraps those sisters were wearing in the interview! Side: I’m gonna have to download some of Youngbodz’s music!

17. July 2017 at 16:23

Lovely styles. I am interested in learning more about different patterns and what they mean before I wear them. I’ll be looking into the line.

Tryphena Wade
17. July 2017 at 21:17

I really love both your style and her style. I really enjoy all the variety that these new African designers are giving us. I hate shopping off the rack so being able to shop people like Yemzi is refreshing. You know nobody will be wearing your same outfit. LOL

18. July 2017 at 0:19

Thank you for introducing this bright new talent.. i see good things coming from her line

18. July 2017 at 2:10

Yes! Her designs are really nice. Great interview. I love luxury too girl… LOL!

Shantel Collins
18. July 2017 at 10:56

Her designs are absolutely beautiful. I love discovering new indie designers.

18. July 2017 at 15:49

Love the colors and designs. Im glad a lot of these new designers are getting recognized!

Tiffany Haywood
19. July 2017 at 5:18

I love how Elizabeth incorporates her culture and her artistry into her designs. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing her story and passion for what she does. . .

Mimi Green
19. July 2017 at 14:11

Love the designs, with the extreme summer temps we’re experiencing here in DC soft and airy materials are the way to go. I love to see how people express their creativity in their crafts. Sharing her culture within her collection is a dop touch.

19. July 2017 at 14:23

Great interview! I love her designs and it was great to learn about her story and who she is as a person! Love what you both are wearing!

Elle (CleverlyChanging)
19. July 2017 at 16:22

The articles of clothing appear to be very comfortable and stylish. I love the long dresses and the beautiful prints.

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