My name is Viviane Gomis. I am a Jewellery and Accessories Designer. I create Afro
Chic one of a kind items for fashion conscious women looking for exclusive,
vibrant and edgy statement pieces that reflect their individuality and allow
them to express it every day.
my mother being a seamstress, art
and fashion have always been part of my life. From a very young age, I was constantly surrounded
by fabric, buttons and other little interesting things and I grew up enjoying
making things out of them. My mom used to say that I could open up a market
stall with the amount of things I collected. I guess this habit stayed and
turned into a passion for creating!
studied Arts Appliqués at the specialist Lycée Marie-Curie in Marseilles,
France, I moved to London and went on to qualify with a BA Hons in Graphic
Design & Image Making.
started making jewellery by recycling findings, using antique elements and
breathing life into lost & forgotten items. Over the years, I have kept
this concept and until this day, one can still find some “up-cycled” elements
in my work.
core material in my creations is the versatile Dutch Wax or African Ankara
fabric. Once exclusive to African wear, it has now been adorned on the catwalks
of major designers, such as Stella McCartney, Miu Miu, Burberry and many