Andrea Iyamah owned by Nigerian fashion designer Andrea Dumebi Iyamah, is a clothing line strongly inspired by ethnic cultures and elements of nature. Founded in 2011, Andrea Iyamah adopts design elements that stay true to creating authentic clothing and resort wear that celebrate her African roots and cultures beyond. Inspired by travel and nature, the bold colours, modern femininity, retro classic silhouettes and a contemporary edge appeals to the A.I woman who is an adventurer in spirit, mind and style.
Born in 1993, with a flare for fashion and the arts, Andrea advanced her tailoring skills and educated herself about fashion which later fuelled the genesis of the A.I. brand at an early age of 17. At the time, balancing a full time degree at university and building the A.I brand, Andrea was fuelled by her passion for creativity and was determined to build an African owned brand that was rich and bold in style and most importantly internationally accessible.
For over a decade Andrea Iyamah has gained repeated recognition for its work in fashion and has over the years been featured in Vogue, Forbes, InStyle, Huff Post and more. Celebrated as the leading African resort wear brand, popularly recognized for its eccentric and unique take on swimwear, being described as high fashion art. In addition to its premium resort wear line, A.I ready-to-wear and bridal wear explore the use of quality tailoring and rich fabrics often in its signature jewel tones inspired the rich colours of nature. Strongly influenced by the brand’s African heritage, a blend of various cultures inspired the colours and themes of the first official swim collection which launched in 2013 and has since then been spotted on Michelle Obama, Kate Hudson, Gabrielle Union, Ciara, Issa Rae and many more style stars becoming an African resort wear cult favourite.
Operating out of Toronto, Lagos and New York, the brand caters to females across borders who are confident, adventurous and unafraid of clothing designed with a statement. Since 2011, the brand has focused on celebrating ethnicity with a modern twist, while maintaining its attention to quality, detail and figure flattering silhouettes.
The Andrea Iyamah team works together to ensure that stories are told through every piece created. A.I's vision is to persistently build and embrace cultural stories through design that celebrate the bold, expressive and confident woman that is the A.I woman .