Themed Noir Lover, was the event by accessories designer Adele Dejak held in London, UK.
Noir Lover begun in Nairobi, Kenya where she is based and creates her magic in her workshop. The campaign travelled to London for the exhibition where Dejak showcased accessories such as the K-Dayo, K-Jasmin bracelet, K-Kyaa short bracelet, supported by various images she had taken over the past years.
Dejak has been a designer for several years and created collaborations with brands like Ferragamo.
“When I was young, we would sit with my grandmother in the village, in Nigeria and we woud use beads to communicate our love and affection for her, cutting through our communication barrier,” reminisced Dejak. “That gave birth to my lover for creating beautiful objects.”
Her collection presented objects in gold, black, metal, large, long, brass, bones, horns and chains morphed into enticing pieces of jewellery. An eclectic and bold range of earrings, necklaces and rings from her latest and past designed products.
Adele Dejak in sunglasses with the models at the gallery during her exhibition.
Her objets d’art are handmade and created by artisans from a local Kenyan community who are skilled in processing raw materials and using specific techniques to create the accessories. Dejak creates for the modern, sophisticated woman.
Dejak’s products are created and produced with consideration to the environment and the social impact it may have throughout its total life span. It involves the design processes, sourcing of material and the manufacturing of all the items which maximises benefits to people and the environment.
“It is important for us to ensure quality production to lengthen the life of our products, while minimising the impact on the environment. Almost all our items are made from recycled material and material that can even be recycled further,”she explained. “These include metals such as brass, aluminium, recycled cow horn and even recycled sac cloth.”
The gallery included a display of her campaign images from previous years featuring the international Ugandan model Aamito Lagum and also the 2014 winner of the African Next Top Model.