For the first time, Diaspora Events Germany invites you to the docklandFASHIONparty on Thursday October 1st. The music & fashion party will take place at prestigious venue IndoChine (Hamburg, Germany) and doors opens from 6pm.
Born in Guinea Bissau and grown up around one of the most famous tailors in Lisbon, the designer Braima Sori Ba (label: BSB) will be at the docklandFASHIONparty to present his collection. We caught up with him over email to discuss what inspires him to become a designer and much more!
Interview with Braima Sori Ba
Frolicious: Thanks for taking the time to chat with us. Please tell us a bit about yourself. How did you become a designer?
Braima Sori Ba: As a boy of 13, I helped my uncle who was a tailor for artists in Lisbon. Within a short period of time , he taught me sewing which led me to study design. For the last 25 years I lived in Hamburg, Germany where I started my own fashion label BSB. I create individual fashion for men and women including suits, shirts, hats and shoes. My main store is located in Hamburg’s young, trendy district “Karolinenviertel”.
Frolicious: How would you describe your latest collection?
BSB: I am an artist designer. Using Special fabrics, the base of my work is grounded on individual distinctiveness. The collections are not seasonal.
Frolicious: What are you fascinated by at the moment and how does it feed into your work?
Braima Sori Ba: I, as a designer, giving rise to ‘styles-in-trend’ combining AfricanPrints with classic designs am also appreciative of the creativity of other designers around the world.
Frolicious: Do you think that there is a movement regarding African Fashion at the moment?
Braima Sori Ba: Because African Designers are developing their creativity in classic design. Many of my customers are musicians and other artists, many known from TV and radio.
Frolicious: How would you describe your own style in three words?
Braima Sori Ba: Individualist, classic, colorific
Frolicious: Any last words?
Braima Sori Ba: “The last word is the beginning.”
presented by Diaspora Events Germany
1st October 2015 IndoChine (Hamburg, Germany)