Please meet one of Philadelphia’s up and coming fashion designers, Ayasa Afi. I had the pleasure meeting with her during the Philadelphia Fashion Week after party, located at the Sugar House Casino. She is truly talented and will definitely be going places. Her fashion collection is fun, elegant and sophisticated. Please take the time to get to know her in reading her biography, and check out the links below.
Ayasa Afi was born and raised in Philadelphia PA, by her Liberian father, and African-American mother. The upbringing with African, and African-American heritage allowed Ayasa Afi to see life with a worldly view. Her parents gave her the guidance, and vision to not only chase one goal, but to follow all of her dreams. Fashion designing and creating came natural to Ayasa Afi since her grandmother and mother were seamstresses. At the age of 12, Ayasa designed her first garment and has never looked back. Ayasa Afi started designing and making clothes for fellow classmates while attending The Philadelphia School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA).
Years later, Ayasa Afi has increased her expertise and knowledge of the fashion business tenfold. Ayasa Afi constructs her own designs. She has worked at one the world’s top modeling agencies, Elite Model Management as well as worked for renowned fashion designer, Donna Karan. As a fashion designer she has very little limitations and there is very little she hasn’t done. She has designed for weddings, proms, recording artists, as well as styled her clients for Gala’s or just a night out on the town.
Ayasa Afi’s goal as a fashion designer is to create garments that are simple, elegant, flirty, and chic. She believes that modesty can be sexy and it is not necessary to reveal all of your body to the world. Ayasa Afi believes that “people spend most of their time trying to look like celebrities while celebrities spend most of their time trying to be unique icons of beauty and fashion”. “Find your inner celebrity” – Ayasa Afi