Black In Fashion: Day 12 Rebecca and Akua Shabakka

Pictured: House of Aama Designer: Rebecca and Akua Shabakka
Via House of Aama Website

     House of Aama’s origin story starts when the daughter, Akua Shabakka of the mother-daughter design duo told her mom Rebecca Henry, that she wanted clothes that represented her culture. With Rebecca’s skills and Akua’s eye, the two embarked on a journey that led them to form the House of Aama. 

     House of Aama is a Los Angeles brand that celebrates the history of African traditions, spirituality, and forgotten history. After attending Afro Punk, Rebecca and Akua realized that the demand for culturally representative fashion wasn’t just an idea from Akua. They learned that consumers and their fans desired sophisticated African fashion. This market opened up a world in which the House of Aama has thrived.  To date,  their brand has participated in NYFW twice, both in 2018 and 2023. The duo has made a name for their brand amongst the likes of celebrities like Chloe Bailey and major magazines like Essence and Vogue.

Pictured: House of Aama Collection

Photo Credits

First image (top)
Pictured: House of Aama Designers; Rebecca and Akua Shabakka
Photographer: Brandon Stanciell
Via: House of Aama Website

Second through fifth image
Pictured: House of Aama Collection
Photographer: JD Barnes
Via: No Kill Mag Website