girl from the city
SOS-Hermann-Gmeiner Primary and Secondary School, Mekelle
resident in Addis ababa
Early morning prayer.
Introducing ‘Fomi’: Ethiopian designer Afomia Tesfaye’s luxury leather and footwear label.
Birthed in 2011 through the vision of it’s ambitious founder, designer and creator Afomia Tesfaye, FOMI is a collection of luxury handbags and footwear that consists of locally sourced materials and is made in Tesfaye’s homeland of Ethiopia.
Representing the young entrepreneurs foray into the world of design for the very first time, Tesfaye’s interest in design and fashion was cultivated by her travels throughout her childhood as the daughter of a diplomat.
After earning a degree in Literature from UCLA, and with experience at top fashion publications, Tesfaye travelled back to Ethiopia with the intention of developing an accessories line. She soon found out a critical fact that would then propel her to birth FOMI. Ethiopia produces some of the world’s finest quality leather. Armed with this quality assurance, Tesfaye began to work on her first collection and the rest, as they say, is history.
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