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December 12th, 2012

Sika Designs is ‘DayDreaming’ about their latest Collection

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Written by: Jacqueline Shaw
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SIKA Designs is one of those African fashion successes and was formed in 2006 purely from a true passion for fashion. The label operates from London and Ghana, with 12 people working in Ghana and 3 employed in the UK.  The brand takes pride in its ethical status by ensuring that they keep sourcing all their materials and fabrics from local traders and stockists as well as produce their products in Ghana, thus encouraging local trade and employment. And the brand was awarded the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF)  innovation project award and regularly nominated for awards via the EFF Source Awards.

As undercover as she can be, 33 year old Phyllis Taylor was born in the UK to Ghanaian parents. From a young age, Phyllis loved the colourful prints of West African clothing; especially from her native Ghana, and though initially studying music and performing arts she dreamed of seeing them used not only in traditional dresses but also in garments that her peers would wear. So she went on to undertake courses in dressmaking and pattern-cutting at the London College of Fashion from where a trip to Ghana ensued and the rest as they say is history.

This collection in our eyes highlights her use local crafts being batik print. This can bring individuality, originality and a fun factor to the designs.

Have a look below and let us know your favourite piece from the Sika Designs DayDream collection. Mine is absolutely the purple batik dress to start with and the two coats at the end. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Keep up the amazing work Phyllis!

 

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With prices ranging from £79 to £225 they can be yours if you purchased from their online boutique: http://boutique.sikadesigns.co.uk/category/day-dream-collection





 
 

 
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