Christie Brown the Ghanaian based high fashion luxury brand helmed by Aisha Ayensu is an experience to be had. Named for her grandmother, a seamstress and inspired by the artisans who have come before the luxury house, the brand is synonymous with detail, craftsmanship and artisanship. Inspired by the ‘African woman’, Ayensu has crafted house signatures that include beauty, ingenuity and class.

In March the fashion house marked its fifteenth year anniversary. The milestones in that period have included everything from celebrity endorsement, inclusion in London’s esteemed V&A Museum’s retrospective exhibition called ‘African Fashion’ and international press. In its tenure the brand is perhaps the reason why many others as inspired by the African woman have sprung up. The codes of the luxury house can be seen in the spirit of other brands that have been birthed in its wake.

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The Residence
The Residence. Photo Credit: Christie Brown/Instagram

In Accra Christie Brown should be experienced at their space, ‘The Residence’. With architecture and design by Frempomaa Owusu of AD Gallery, the layout, design, tones and textures of the space invite you to sit awhile and immerse yourself in the luxurious. Light hued tones of the space and its intentional lighting make for a relaxing and ease inspiring experience. In the midst of this there are the rails of garments to gaze upon and accessories to discover. This is the Christie Brown flagship store and it is as cultured as the garments it boasts.

In the fifteen years that the house has existed, founder and creative director Ayensu has managed to pair the joyful spirit of the women that inspire her collections with a sophistication that seems to get emboldened as the seasons go past. Her work commits to an excellence which translates into the overall impression of the flagship space. The Christie Brown woman is exuberant, classy and in the know-how. Experience this instore at The Residence, a Christie Brown experience. Visit the store at 809 Eleventh Lane, Viva Court, Osu, Ghana.

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