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about Johjos


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.

House in Guinea Bissau

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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