About Accessories by Abiye
Accessories by Abiye is a new UK- based fashion accessories brand that launched in December 2012 by Abiye-Yvonne Dede. The brand makes unique handcrafted accessories to compliment the personality of each individual; enhancing their personal style without compromising on elegance. Inspired by African prints, bold colours and the latest trends comes a unique collection of fashion accessories guaranteed to make any outfit stand out. Their accessories reflect a fantastic combination of trend, style and vibrant colour.
The creative designer, Abiye was born in Nigeria, but moved to UK to pursue her studies. She is a 24 year old PhD student studying Cancer Immunology at Nottingham Trent University. Abiye has always had a burning desire for fashion and design. She started out making accessories for herself & friends after realizing that a lot of people required matching accessories to their ankara outfits.
Abiye says one of the key elements of her personal style is accessorizing:
Arm candy: Accessories by Abiye summer bangles
“I love the way accessories can transform any basic outfit and accessorizing is a key element of my personal style. I wanted to make accessories that were bold, sophisticated and feminine – accessories that although were inspired Africa & African prints, could be worn with any basic outfit, to create an African-meets-Western look.” ~ Abiye-Yvonne Dede
Diamond shaped fabric earrings
Purple rain: Purple and gold hairband/brooch
Brown sugar: Matching handbag/clutchbag, bangle & earrings set
Mellow yellow: Clutch purse, necklace, bangle and button earring set
‘Out of the blue’: Opentoe platform heels, clutchbag, brooch/hairclip, bangle & button earrings.
Monochrome: Hair clip/brooch pin
Because of her African heritage, she mixes vibrant colour and patterns of the African print fabric “Ankara” to her collections. All accessories are currently handmade by Abiye in the UK and the brand’s uniqueness extends to custom orders – all items are fully customizable. Their accessories collection is tailored to suit various occasions from casual/play to more formal occasions such as work/wedding attires.
Accessories by Abiye are available to purchase at: www.accessoriesbyabiye.com
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