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KORLEKIE is a luxurious womenswear fashion brand offering exquisitely elegant, opulent, unique and durable clothing & accessories, featuring skillful craftsmanship and attraction in its offerings. Headed by the brand’s creative director Beatrice Korlekie Newman, the collections strong influence in traditional craft from the designer’s Afro- British upbringing has lead to a growing following of celebrities such as RITA ORA, ALESHA DIXON, ANNA FRIEL, ELLIE GOULDING and PALOMA FAITH amongst many others since it’s launch in 2012. The brand’s work has also appeared in numerous editorial and digital publications such as Vogue.com, Elle, Fault and Dazed Digital to name a few.
Korlekie’s signature look consists of heavy embellishment, beading and intricate handwork that is inspired by the designer’s Afro-British culture and takes inspiration from the beautiful beading and embroidery of African clothes and lace fabrics. Korlekie is also inspired by the regal Gothicism of monarchs such as the Tsars and the illustrious work of Edmund Dulac in 1001 Arabian Nights, Harry Clarke and Arthur Rackham, which by color and intricacies is always referenced in her work.