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about Johjos

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My name is Mayen Ikpang, and I am a Nigerian-born colour addict, and Johjos is a reflection of my lived experiences. When I first moved to Sydney, there was a significantly smaller African diaspora than I was accustomed to seeing in London.

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And with that, a more conservative fashion scene. I missed the colours and ostentatious patterns we asked our tailors to harness for our customised styles.

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The Johjos design is an expression of our culture that extends beyond the African communities. It showcases the cultural styles and fosters opportunities to celebrate diversity.

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Traditionally, the fabrics are chosen for a variety of occasions. For example, as a uniform for weddings and engagement ceremonies to distinguish the families and friends of the bride, from the groom.

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This creates a fun environment to see which side is greater represented, adding spark and sass to the occasion.

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Johjos vision

To add vibrancy to the “fabric” of Australia’s melting pot of cultures.

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