Four very diverse designers have been chosen for the inaugural team of Designers-in-Residence (DIR) at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City. Visit their individual profile pages to learn more about them and their work.
Latifat Obajinmi and Moriamo Johnson
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Aso Damisi (ah-SHAW DAH-me-see) creates sophisticated and feminine silhouettes for the bold and beautiful woman using unique and vibrant textiles. The company was created by two sisters, Latifat and Moriamo. Both sisters were born in Nigeria, and they relocated to the United States at a very young age with their family. Moriamo and Latifat originated from the Yoruba-speaking tribe in the West African nation. In the Yoruba language, “Aso” means cloth or clothing and “Damisi” means prosperity. The colorfulness, vibrancy, and styles of the clothing worn hold significance as they can represent social standing, age, tribal orientation and marital status.
The talented duo are self-taught designers. They both share true passion for fashion and entrepreneurship.
Our philosophy at Aso Damisi is to create silhouettes that any woman would feel amazing wearing. The clothing line is a fusion of our origin and our contemporary lifestyle. We create timeless and classic designs with African inspired textiles. The collections set to inspire every woman to embrace her femininity and to feel confident enough to wear bold, bright and beautiful garments.