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Category: PRESS

2 Jan

Nigerian Designer Ivy Ekong Uses Her Influence to Encourage Diversity in the Fashion Industry (Q & A)

The fashion industry is evolving. POC are being represented more in popular magazines like Essence, Marie Claire, and Vogue. We’re seeing more and more black designers popping up on the runway each year. Society is embracing concepts like diversity and inclusion in an attempt to change the narrative that euro centricity is the standard of beauty. The truth is that people of color have always and will continue to influence the way we live, look, dress, talk, act, etc. Our dominance in the culture isn’t something that is overlooked anymore and we love to see it! But this is only the beginning. There’s plenty of work that needs to be done as a collective but I think we’re headed in the right direction. In...
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25 Sep

Ivy Ekong on Building Her Fashion Empire

Ivie Ruth Ekong, popularly known as Ivy Ekong is a Nigerian native who has proved she knows a thing or two when it comes to fashion. Through modeling and beauty pageants, Ekong found opportunities to create quite the name for herself. She served as an image consultant and fashion influencer. In 2017, Ekong launched her own fashion brand for women. We caught up with her to discuss what it’s like being a Nigeran woman founder, the creation of Ivy Ekong, and much more. What inspired the creation of your brand Ivy Ekong Fashion? My inspiration is mostly the everyday woman. I was inspired by women who juggle it all. Women who juggle being a mum, women who live fast paced life, women...
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25 Sep

TOP 5 Influencers to follow in 2020

HEJAR ABDI Hejar Abdi is a well-known Dutch Entrepreneur, Model, TikTok Star and Social Media Influencer from the Netherlands. Based in the city of Amersfoort, Netherlands, Hejar studied physical therapy and graduated in 2015 at the Amsterdam School of Health Professions. Although he loved his work, Hejar always knew he was simply too businessminded to label himself as only a physical therapist. Hejar’s interest and auto-didactic mindset as a youngster led him to develop expertise in Adobe Photoshop. A skillset that he later on used to create content for many high-end brands and influencers and helping them grow on social media. In the beginning of 2020, Hejar started creating content for himself on TikTok. This resulted in an exponential succesful rise as...
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25 Sep

British Designer Ivy Ekong Uses Her Fashion Empire To Promote Diversity And Inclusion

IVY EKONG CONTINUES TO USE FASHION FOR GOOD BY DEDICATING HER EMPIRE TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.   Source: Hello beautiful.  Deimante Photo Creations / Deimante Photo Creations Many fashion lovers have come to learn of Ivy Ekong as a fashion blogger turned top luxury designer. She has crafted a dream career to gag any fashionista, but that’s not where the Nigerian-born couturier’s story begins. “While I was in Nigeria, I was modeling and did some beauty pageants and stuff,” Ekong recalled. “Then I won one!” she added. The rest has been a true fairy tale where her daughters are the stars. Today, at 38-years-old, Ivy Ekong is the Founder and Creative Director of Ivy Ekong Fashion. After six years of style consulting and fashion blogging, and decades in philanthropy, she’s...
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10 May

The Story of Ivy Ekong Fashion

Ivy Ekong is the founder of Ivy Ekong Fashion, an online store for women that specializes in bandage dresses, evening wear and special occasion dresses. Bombshell recently had the chance to talk to her about the story behind the brand. When asked how she became the founder of a luxury fashion brand, Ivy Ekong prefaced her answer by saying “It’s quite a journey.” This is perhaps an understatement. Ekong, who is now based in England, is originally from Nigeria. Whilst there, She took part in beauty pageants and eventually earned herself a crown. During her reign, she worked on her “pet project,” an organization that worked to end stigmatization of people with HIV and AIDS. “We’d do rallies, we’d go to hospitals. A lot of them were abandoned by their families...
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