Anita Quansah London is one of the luxury accessories brands in the UK.
Evolving from her fascinating background as a textile designer and jewellery curator, Anita Quansah set up her own accessories label in 2006 after obtaining a textile degree from Chelsea College of Art and Design London. Which has quickly grown into a much admired and coveted collection which is a work of art in itself. Not only is the designer from a highly diverse mixed background Nigerian, Ghanaian and British, she’s also from a traditional; African family who have been in the creative industry for many generations, designing and making traditional attires out of handwoven and embellished textiles for the political leaders, kings, queens and traditional rulers of Igbo Land of Eastern Nigeria.
Using her own influences from her African/British background, Anita has created pieces which are unique and distinctive, showing a true flair for combining cultural inspirations with wearable, statement pieces which are not only beautiful to behold but also have their own story behind them.
Far from conventional, each piece in the Anita Quansah London collection is made using different elements such as traditional and rare African materials, semi-precious stones as well as pieces of vintage jewelry in order to create new and exciting pieces. Unlike other jewelry collections, each piece from Anita Quansah London is handmade, unique and has a fascinating story behind the design and creation process, giving the wearer the feeling of exclusivity, luxury and knowing that each item made with a passion for the craft.
Anita has worked in the fashion industry for a number of years with a wide range of designers including Christian Lacroix, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY, Victoria’s Secret and textiles Weisbrod Zurrer and Sandy Starkman.
Following the launch of the brand has gained international recognition within the industry thanks to appearances in renowned publications such as Elle and Vogue editions from all over the world, French Glamor, Flux, Candid, New African Fashion and the Independent.
Showcased internationally at fairs and events such as Pitti Immagine Florence Italy, ICFF New York, LFDW Nigeria, LFW, Maison et Objet, TexPrint London, Vogue Talent Dubai and Milan (Vogue Italia). This reputation as a celebrated luxury women’s accessory designer has earned Anita Quansah London a dedicated following, including celebrities and fashion icons such as Keisha Buchanan, Alicia Keys, Thandie Newton and others.
She has also won numerous awards such as “best Accessory Designer of the year” at the prestigious Fashion Finest Awards and GUBA Awards. In November 2013, Anita won Outstanding Accessories Designer of the year at the AFI awards in South Africa. In 2015 she won Vogue Italia’s “Who Is on Next” Dubai, with Emaar Dubai and Dubai Mall.
Recently she’s collaborated and designed a range of bespoke embroidered pieces for Ballin Shoes in Italy for the use in footwear and accessories. She’s also running a design enrichment programme at schools for young girls and adults, teaching valuable design skills, using her experience to help nurture those keen to broaden and enlighten their creative capabilities. She’s currently collaborating with Benzo Family Foundation and Student Rebuild on the “Water Challenge” project. Creating pieces which will generate funding for clean water projects in Tanzania.
n 2016 Anita Quansah was one of the five groundbreaking designers selected for Vogue Talents “The New Generation” with Swarovski and Vogue Italia to showcase their talent at Milan Fashion Week housed in the Palazzo Morando.http://www.swarovskigroup.com/S/news/Vogue-Talents-Italia.en.html
Coco Chanel says ” In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” Anita Quansah is a stunning boutique accessory collection adding something unique, different and beautiful to any woman’s wardrobe. Anita Quansah London’s jewellery is currently sold at LuisaViaRoma in Florence Italy and www.luisaviaroma.com, Leggera Nell’Aria London, ilovedesigner.com, Biffi Milano.