Name: Akelo Diana Scarangella
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Location/Base: Loresho Springs Apartments. Nairobi, Kenya
My passion for fashion started as a young girl, even before I could sew. I was always known for making my own fabric dolls and designing clothing for them at the age of seven. In high school, I won the best creative designer 3 years in a row for making ‘garments’ for friends during modeling competitions by taping plastic bags and newspapers together. Over the years, with formal training and support of family and friends my work has evolved.
I am now a full time fashion designer running Jadia Creations which was started over six years ago as a way to professionalize my work and making them available to the world.
Jadia is a fashion house in Nairobi that celebrates beauty and the African heritage through fashion. Our clothes and accessories are originally designed with exquisite taste and locally produced with fabric from different parts of Africa for men, women and children.
Beauty knows no color or size, its best seen when one steps into their true self. And that is what Jadia is built upon; confidence, beauty, uniqueness, self love, self appreciation and self expression. These are things that I shares with my employees and clients. The satisfaction and happiness I see on their faces every time they have clothes made is what drives me as a designer and Jadia as a business.
Building confidence and happiness in the world through Kenyan designed and hand-made apparel.
My mission is to give every client who walks through my shop an incredible experience and make them the most amazing outfits ever.
18 months plan
– Perfect the look of the website
– Produce 3 themed look books a year
– Get an intern/interns to help with social media presence
– Second Photo shoot
– Launch a YouTube channel that I will use to air fashion related content
– At least 2 fashion events in 2017
– Get a shop
– Work towards an online store