This week’s #WorkingWomen are : Maryanne Mokoko, fashion Designer and creator
Business: Koko Nanga – The Modern Flair to African Fashion. From casual to cocktail, evening and party dresses. Rich in pattern and versatility.Koko Nanga is designed for the Afropolitan at heart. Whether you are a single socialite, an eccentric mother/father, culturally inclined individual or that grandparent who just enjoys rocking the Print, Koko Nanga has something for you. Customers can find items to wear at barbecues, night out with friends, weddings, festivals, work or family gatherings. The brand’s goal was to redefine the perspective on Africanism through fashion while being relateable to changing times. Making this wearable connection with Mama Africa, the designer Maryanne Mokoko creates clothing with which enables women feel proud of who they are.
Maryanne Enanga Mokoko is a naturalized American, born of Cameroonian parents in Central, Africa. Her dream had always been to change the way we see African Fashion. When she migrated to the diaspora at the age of 14, she found the outlet that could make many like her unafraid and proud of their African heritage.
The designer has always been inspired by art and culture. As a youth, she spent most of her alone time sketching women dressed in unique patterns. Holding a degree in Architecture from the HBCU Howard University, her constant inspirations are themed around geometry, nature, curved patterns and life that inspires space.
She began her fashion ventures in the summer of 2006 with the clothing company Côté Minou alongside business partner Stephanie Mouapi until 2011. The venture trail-blazed as they empowered youths in many cities across the USA.
In 2013, Maryanne launched Koko Nanga in an attempt to fortify her perspective on African Fashion. The brand, among other fabrics, mainly uses the print commonly known around the world as “Ankara”. With these Afro-chic designs, the designer adds a modern flair and uniqueness to her brand
What being a #WorkingWoman means to them: A working woman is a proud woman who can vouch for her self and her worth. She doesn’t makes excuses, believes in growth and alignment. She is not selfish because she believes the “work” she does as a “woman” is the foundation for the progress of mankind. Her art in work is a reflection of God, her creator.
KoKo Nanga, on knowing their worth: We ensure that women know their worth in by helping them understand that they are creatures with powerful minds through our fashion. This mindset enables them to tap and excel by skillfully applying the behaviors their minds influences them to fulfill.
Pictured below are some of the beautiful apparel that KoKo Nanga as to offer:
***For business inquiries, KoKo Nanga can be purchased at: kokonanga.com ***