Fashion and film are at their very best together, when conveying a message. In the sequel version of Eddie Murphy’s 80s hit movie ‘Coming 2 America’, Oscar winning designer, Ruth Carter curated a chunk of African and African American designers in creating and sourcing pieces that informed the contemporary African feel that shone bright throughtout the film.
Among the cluster of Accessory designers lives Ghanaian powerhouse Afia Sakyi, who already counts award-winning Janet Jackson and Ciara as Global clients. Sakyi’s African brass faced necklace was gracefully adorned on the neck of the principal character, Princess Makeba (Kiki Layne) as well as Akeem’s aide Semmi (Arsenio Hall) and royal servant Oha (Paul Bates).
Speaking on Showbiz A-Z on Joy FM, Sakyi disclosed the initial conversation was to source one piece from her outfit, but it later resulted in several purchases, which were used in styling characters in multiple scenes. ”They first bought a piece from us to see how it will complement the look they have. So after the first piece, they felt they needed more pieces to be able to style more designs”, she said. See the image below!