Andrea and Sharlene currently reside in Durham and are both self-taught sewists, each with over 40 years of creative experience. Andrea is also a jewelry designer. Together they are dedicated to developing ONI by Ngozi Design, a collection that hightlights sartorial genius and tradition throughout the African diaspora.
Andrea and Sharlene share a passion that lies in more fully exploring and celebrating by design and construction, African ancetral intention as it relates to textile, color and silhouette. They are also inspired by those who created art as clothing, sometimes with the least likely of materials but with a flare that rejected notions of unusual resources or creative deficiency. Art that is the fashion of today.
Custom requests are always welcome!