The month of January saw award-winning Ghanaian accessory brand AAKS, founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, launching the company’s exciting new Spring/Summer19 Collection at the prestigious annual MaisonetObject show in Paris. Akosua also took the opportunity to showcase the company’s new impact-driven home decor line of products, including some cutting edge lighting designs, created in collaboration with UNHCR.
A A K S was founded by entrepreneur Akosua Afriyie-Kumi with the goal of introducing the world to her favourite weaving techniques done by the women of Ghana while also creating and igniting sustainable jobs within Africa. Handcrafted in Ghana, A A K S creates bags in styles that maintain the spirit and durability of their ancestral counterparts characterised by bright exuberant colours. The essence of A A K S design philosophy is a complex combination of thoughts, design element which come from a critical attention to craftsmanship, authenticity and ethical values in their production ; while having a strong sense of identity and quality. Each collection silhouette is unique and tells a different story through detail, colour and shape. Akosua is connected to every stage of the design and production process to oversee and ensure that the end result is imbued with the spirit and soul worthy of the A A K S stamp.
The AAKS Spring/Summer19 Collection of exciting accessories includes:
COMO BLOOM - An elevated take on a summer essential, our Como Bloom bag is crafted in a rectangular silhouette with contrasting soft tones of reds and pinks. It features an interior pocket and topped with dual handles.
PELKA - An elevated take on a summer essential the Pelka clutch bag has a fold over silhouette which comes in a natural colour with orange and navy with a tribal edge. It comes with a long shoulder strap that can be detached and double up as a clutch bag.
HANA MINI BLUE - In homage to our best selling mini bag, the Hana Mini comes in a new colour giving it a fresh look. This compact silhouette is your go to for your little every day essentials.
SINSI NATURAL - The Sinsi Natural is your new ‘must have’ for the summer. This perfectly sized bag is crafted in a two tone stripe detail of natural and navy. The effortless shape will keep all your little essentials in place.
TIA BASKET - Our brand Tia bag is masterfully crafted in a basket shape which gives it a playful yet warm weather feel. It features a spacious interior to carry all your essentials.
BAW POT DOT - A cult favourite, the Baw Pot reimagined in a two-tone design. This popular mini bag is crafted from woven raffia which features our iconic shape, accented with tasseled leather trim with a linen pouch, knotted to keep your essentials in place.
LAMÉ RUFFLE BLUE - Our new Lamé Ruffle Blue bag is perfectly sized with a fringe detailing across the front. This style is perfectly sized for everyday, yet unique enough for special occasions.
LISI BUCKET - Our new Lisi Bucket bag is skilfully made and decorated with a colourful dot pattern. Crafted in Ghana from raffia, this bucket shape features a cross-body strap.
BIKA ROUGE - The Bika Rouge arrives as a new edition for your small essentials. Sling it over your shoulder for daily wear or carry it in-hand as a clutch for a more formal look.
OROO NATURAL - A quintessential piece for summer, our 'Oroo' tote is handwoven from durable raffia using traditional techniques. This well-sized style is fully lined that can be tied at the top to secure your belongings. Use it to carry your vacation essentials or for a work day.
Speaking about the launch of the new collection, AAKS founder, Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, said:
“We are so happy to announce our New AAKS Spring/Summer 2019 Collection has finally launched and it's ready to buy on our on-line store.”
“Happy to be showcasing my summer bags at MaisonetObject in the middle of winter for the third time since I begun AAKS, and customers are happy and love the bags. Summer is surely coming.”
To find out more about the new AAKS Spring/Summer 2019 Collection, visit the website www.aaksonline.com