Tribal influences mitigated by European sensitivity is the successful mix behind the MO SAïQUE brand

OrchidA mixture of tribal influences, rock inspiration and some neon touches: this is the original style of emerging brand Mo Saïque, launched just over a year ago thanks to the initiative of a cosmopolitan young designer Afua Dabanka, whose creations have already been photographed on famous feet at major red carpet events, including the last Cannes Film Festival.

Of Ghanian origin, Afua was born in Germany and now lives in London. After studying Business Administration and working for a while in the financial world of the English capitol, in 2006 Afua decided to follow her inclinations, taking a first course in footwear design at the London College of Fashion, followed by other ones, and acquiring experience in shoe factories so as to get the necessary know-how. The pursuit of quality finally led her to choose Italy for the production of her first collection that uses carefully selected, high standard leathers and materials.The Mo Saïque collection for summer 2013 is called “Lunar eclipse” and dedicated to “a creative heroine, liberated, rebellious and self-assured”.

Bright colours, animal designs and fluorescent touches balance classical and simple lines. Sophisticated metallized ballerinas, multicoloured sandals with platforms and high heels, open-toe boots of tapered shapes: models that represent a perfect mosaic of African aesthetic elements and European sartorial taste. The sole of each model carries the brand logo, the “Aya” fern that in ancient Ghanian culture is the symbol of strength, perseverance and enterprise.