Kemi is a knitwear designer based in South East London, after graduating for Central Saint Martins she received the Haberdashers Award. Creating work that tells a story, narrating the significance between material, culture and craft. Taking inspiration from the process of traditional West African craft and translating it into contemporary knitwear.
A great deal of craftmanship goes into the development of her designs, using the body as a blank canvas of self-expression, Incorporating a range of interesting textures, colours and patterns. She is very conscious about the sustainable aspects that go into the development of her designs, sourcing all yarns and materials from deadstock suppliers to create work that is authentic and unique. All her work is handmade and fully fashioned on her hand powered knit machine, resulting in a zero-waste production at her inhouse studio.
Her outcomes are a reflection of her own personal style and aesthetic, that is easily accessible and inclusive to