Presenting our Designer Extraordinaire....I call her that because her work has no boundaries..I don't think we have seen everything yet..lol..I am sure the best is yet to come!
Fashion Label: SYL ANIM
Designer: Sylvie Anim Mbuta
Sylvie lives in Lagos, Nigeria and has been in the industry for a couple of years. She has done shows like The Nigeria's Next Super Model 2009, Nigerian Television Fashion show 2009, Cameroon Top model 2010/, Bamenda Rocks 2009/10, Afric Collection 2010/11.
"My goal is to become a well known African designer and for the SYL ANIM brand to be recognized all over the world. I know that one day (soon and very soon!) celebrities will wear my designs"...says our designer extraordinaire..Sylvie Mbuta!
What is the SYL ANIM story?
"I started designing unofficially in 2008 and officially in 2009.Getting roles as an upcoming actress was difficult so I had to do something with my spare time. Designing came to mind. I have always had a flare for fashion.I wanted my designs to stand out so I chose the untreaded path - CROCHET.I made some pieces for my self and before i knew it I was getting orders from all over! When I put up my designs on Facebook, the orders tripled. People particularly love my designs because they are handmade."
Inspiration & Versatility....
" I get inspiration first and foremost from God.I know a lot of creative people say this but it is the truth.....For example I know that He gave me the idea of designing Gladiator sandals and how to execute it! It has been very successful. Believe it or not, I had a Revelation on Tuesday, March 22nd 2011 and the world will be amazed when I am done. I also get inspiration from things around me i.e. Television, Magazines,on the road etc.
I love to be versatile and I let my ideas just flow .I do not want to limit myself and that is why I knit, make beads, shoes, clothes etc..It will be unfair not to put my God-given talent to use.
I thank my clients for being very supportive and for those who haven't tried out a SYL ANIM DESIGN, don't be left out....."
OK..that was deep!!
Pics, pics and more pics...Enjoy!!
Syl Anim unveiled the "Carribean Collection" at this year's edition of Afric Collection in Douala!
"....And here comes the Bride...all dressed in Syl Anim..."
At Bamenda Rocks II - December 2010...."Tres Urban Chic"
Syl Anim's crochet designs are unique..This is a classic example of creativity and talent at its best!!I can't knit or do any kind of sewing to save my life..So I get for cut this chap cafe..like seriously!!
The designer herself totally rocking the Syl Anim crochet dress and jewelry.
She designs Gladiators too....
Syl Anim at an Exhibition in Yaounde organized by the US Embassy for Black History Month 2011....
Pictures courtesy of Syl Anim & Penjo Entertainment!!
Sylvie, keep doing what you do best. You are an inspiration. The Sky is NOT your limit.
Check out Syl Anim and place your orders!!!