At Kadjoé Design we offer high quality and authentically made African inspired fashion. Our style is inspired by our African Heritage, our love of self-expression through clothing and everything empowering.
This inspiration manifests itself in the form of vibrant, eye-catching and dynamic pieces that can be worn casually, for a night out, or for formal events. Each piece is created for women to feel beautiful, elegant, sexy and powerful simultaneously.
Kadjoé Design is best described as a fusion between traditional cultures, subcultures and contemporary fashion. KD is not about fast fashion but is all about making pieces that can truly be treasured.
Our fabrics are all sourced in Ivory Coast (West Africa) and our pieces are handmade in Ivory Coast as well. We understand that women want to feel like they are included in the designs when it comes to dressing their bodies. This is why we spend our time constructing clothing that fit perfectly, flatter body’s shape and make these queens feel confident when wearing them.
The Kadjoé Design brand makes an inspiring statement of unity, diversity, beauty and elegance. KD has been more than just about fashion statements, it’s also a movement. A movement of uplifting young girls to love themselves and for older women to not let age does define who they are. KD is beacon that promotes self-worth and allows women to be bold in every way they can while wearing their pieces.
Kadjoé Design is a fashion label created by Stephanie Aevouelie and based in Philadelphia, PA. The young designer was born in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), West Africa and was raised between the Côte d’Ivoire and France. As a very young child she developed a passion for fashion and would make fancy clothes using everyday items such as cotton sheets, towels and mosquito nets.
She designs all her pieces herself and has them produced in Côte d’Ivoire. The African based production is important to her to create jobs in her country where the poverty rate is high. Her inspiration she mainly finds in her diverse cultural background –from her parents to living on different continents throughout her life – makes her sense of fashion so versatile and surprising. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Economics and Finance at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) in France in 2008. In 2009 she moved to the United States to become more fluent in English and later earned her MBA from LaSalle University. She is Diverse, and so is Kadjoé Design
Kadjoé means beautiful in Stephanie’s paternal dialect – it is the perfect match for her designs: Beautiful, feminine and elegant. Made for women who want to stand out and look unique and sophisticated.