With 15 years of vast experience in the fashion industry, designer Abrima Erwiah has set up her global fashion knowledge to contribute and give meaning to Africa’s sustainable fashion industry. Having worked as a worldwide marketing and communication director for Bottega Veneta, Abrima’s career took a new path in 2011 when she launched the Fashion Rising collection to create awareness on violence against women. A journey that gave birth to a new mission led to the establishment of Studio One Eighty Nine in 213. She collaborated with actress Rosario Dawson, creating economic opportunities for artisans with the human hand playing a central role, offering empowerment and educational opportunities in Ghana. Abrima has partnered with prominent global fashion players to activate her social brand, varying from retail partners such as Opening ceremony to collaborations with Ethical fashion initiative. The social designer is working to push new opportunities for young talent and create jobs in order to have an impact on people’s lives. In 2015, she was amongst the many amazing talents that took part in the Vogue experience in Dubai.
Studio One Eighty Nine Spring Summer 2016 Collection.
“Things are so mass-produced these days. When you wear something that is beautiful and unique, it's a gift. It is like art you feel the energy behind the person.”