Korlekie established in 2013, after Beatrice Korlekie Newman completed her MA in Digital Fashion at the famous London College of Fashion.
By Natalie Wo
The meaning of Korlekie comes from Beatrice’s Ghanaian heritage and means ‘Queen of Eagles’. Korlekie is known for their avant-garde style of knitwear, whilst promoting British craftsmanship, specialised hand techniques magically infused with modern digital technology.
Korlekie creates discerning, unique sustainable designs for the modern day sensual woman, imagine Grace Jones her story tells one of power and sensuality. Korlekie is a big favourite with celebrities Alesha Dixon, Rita Ora and Anna Friel all choosing to wear designs from the womenswear brand. With features in Vogue, I-D and other international magazines, British fashion magazine Disorder Magazine quoted saying
“One of the most phenomenal collections………She reminded me of a young Alexander McQueen but with her own traditional style.”
Why Korlekie is Editor’s choice?
Korlekie Pure RED the A/W17 collection represents boldness and personifies taste, timeless style and new state-of-the-art accessories. With high regard to striking colours and new textures the Pure RED A/W 17 collection, clasps an air of elegance, sophistication and attitude. With, a new, addition to the line you simply cannot miss out on the Korlekie ear warmers, detailed in the Korlekie signature knit stitch, the ear muff warmers depict an air of coolness.
Initial thoughts are could we see a possible movement into sound technology from Korlekie? The A/W17 collection celebrates heritage through handcrafted techniques, textures and pops of their signature style fused with their ideology of the 21st century silhouette.
Celebrity DJ Lauren Lavern of CatwalkQueen was quoted saying:
“The official KORLEKIE collection shown in February at the prestigious London V&A Museum was hailed as one of the best collections of the night.”
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Credits: Photography: Sammy Baxter | Hair & MUA: Andriano Luciana | Models: Žaneta Zukalová & Magda Szewczyk