Ayissi Nga Joseph-Marie a.k.a JJ DU STYLE is a fashion designer who creates very chic street wear. The French/Cameroonian designer whose father was a tailor, has decided to follow the footsteps of pioneer Cameroonian fashion designers such as Imane Ayissi and Martial Topolo by creating his own clothing line called ‘WAZAL‘ which was launched in 2005. In 2006, he launched his first designs which were worn by some celebrities such as SINGUILA, Alpeco, WAYNE BECKFORD, ROMARIC Koffi and Lalcko.
His brand “WAZAL” is a blend of “WAZA”, the name of a natural park in the extreme north of Cameroon and the letter “L” which stands for Lion, the Cameroonian symbol. The natural park symbolizes respect, while the lion symbolizes power.
WAZAL COUTURE is a casual wear brand that is in constant search of innovations, new styles and creativity. With the mixture of many various colors, and various prints, he (Ayissi) adds and blends other materials such as pure cotton, denim jean, wax, leather, fur, synthetic just to name a few.
I will say this collection is 5 or 10 years in advance. I prefer being ahead because the fashion world is in constant evolution. – Ayissi Nga (Creative Director, Wazal Couture)
The 2016/17 collection (Ova Tete) is inspired by a Cameroonian slang ‘Ova‘ which means bigger and noble person. And ‘Tété‘ which refers to chic and bourgeois. – the word chic here is used to describe the amazing and modern appearance of the clothes. Quality fabric was used in this collection, including first choice wax (African print) from Senegal or Mali.
Interact with Wazal on Social Media:
Instagram – @wazalcouture
Twitter – @wazalcouture
Facebook – Wazal Couture
Website – www.wazalshop.com
Author: TLM URBAN
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