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Black Lives Matter

Lead DesignersJosephine Kamara-Will
Design TeamClaudia Boateng
ClientInternational Design Awards
CreditsPhoto by Dextdee Media
Prize(s)Silver in Ethnic Clothing / Ethnic Clothing ( Africa, Asia, Chinese, Latin, Re
Entry Description

I come as one, but I bring 10,000 stories. This collection is inspired by the Black Lives Matter campaign. No matter how the world thinks that black people are on the fringe, or how asymmetrical information is because of one’s race, color or origin, we all are peculiar people in the sight of our creator. Every life matters and should be treated equally. That’s why this collection uses the traditional Kente cloth which is a woven fabric, full of yellow signifying sunlight. Hand beaded embroidery and fringes, stripes connotation is daring to test the boundaries of social tolerance, diversity.


Josephine Kamara-Will is a Sierra Leonean emerging fashion designer, based in Accra , Ghana. I am very much passionate about fashion and esthetic. That’s why my designs are mostly characterized by fabric manipulation techniques, mostly hand beading embroidery. A fashion Design instructor at RIOHS Originate doing my internship attachment. IDA is my first external showcase but have been privileged to assist in back stage coordination during fashion shows over the years.

Other Awards and Prizes

Most creative student 2018 @ RIOHS Originate