Founder & Designer

"Influenced by my British upbringing by the English seaside, I dreamily recontextualize my rich Nigerian heritage through empowering womenswear that’s adorned in my unique hand-drawn art prints."  
- Elizabeth-Yemi Akingbade

The Vision
Print-led and sustainably made in limited quantities,Yemzi is a bohemian fashion brand inspired by West Africa. Designed by Elizabeth-Yemi Akingbade and made with Love in London for the Active Dreamer.
Yemzi clothes and accessories are for the trend conscious but not the trend led, the bright, ambitious, with timeless style and otherworldly essence. She is self-confident, bold, creative, free-spirited, nurturing and alluring #YemziGirl  
3 Brand Pillars
Made In London
Each item is hand sewn in limited quantities In London by skilled seamstresses.

Social Sustainability
The finest fabrics and safe dyes are carefully sourced.

Fine Art Fashion Prints
My oil paintings and fine-liner mark-making inspired by iconography, patterns and textures from West Africa are digitalised to create trans-seasonal fashion prints.