I was born in Douala (Cameroon) and I launched my own brand in 2003. After 10 years in fashion industry as a freelance designer for notorious international brands, I decided to give a more spiritual direction to my career. Fascinated by nature, undeniably inspired by my roots and origins but also by Indonesia’ s natural beauty, I started to magically transform raw and natural materials into luxury gender- fluid and unique jewellery, accessories and handbags.
This transfiguration of raw and scrap materials and inspirational process is likely to be intertwined with my birth; I was pronounced dead as a newborn in 1970 before miraculously coming back to life again thanks to an alert medical student.
The raw and natural materials carefully selected by me experience a real metamorphosis. All products whether from teak, burl, rosewood and soar wood or even shells or genuine leather are naturally and ecologically handmade by my team of devoted and local craftsmen. Each item is unique, and my signature collection definitely expresses the pureness and the beauty of nature.
My Core values are Passion / Love / Trust / Respect / human values / recycling / sustainability / honesty kindness
My bags literally come from old roots and scraps. I work with local furniture factories and use what is not used or considered useless and give them a second life. Planned to be dumped, these roots, scraps are a real source of inspiration for me. I transform them into unique & iconic bags.
“I like working with raw, natural materials, they enable me to get up-close to nature. I get inspired by everything that’s old, everything that has already had a life. I recover wood scraps, even old roots, to transform into bags.”