Vogue : A Few Moments and Memories From NYFWHailing from Libreville, Gabon, Teddy Ondo Ella debuted his eponymous label in New York this season.
Hailing from Libreville, Gabon, Teddy Ondo Ella debuted his eponymous label in New York this season. He considers himself an entrepreneur before a designer, having owned, among other projects, a successful sneaker store in the Gabonese capital.
His collection was direct and colorful, featuring loads of prints, including a lo-fi drawing of currency bills (Gabon uses the CFA franc). Ondo Ella will need to step up his design factor a bit to make more waves, but, in any case, it was refreshing to see a label from the African continent (of which there are too few on the international stage).