- Diarra Bousso, a Sengalese fashion designer, is combining mathematics with fashion to achieve great design
- Before she came into the fashion world, she was on Wall Street where she had an amazing career
- In other to cushion up her fashion skill, she had to travel to different factories in Asia to learn the ropes
A Senegalese fashion designer, Diarra Bousso, is practicing the craft in a very amazing way as she is combining mathematics to elevate the art.
The founder of Diarrablu, she explores algorithm in mathematics to create beautiful designs. According to Face to Face Africa, the designer said she has no prior experience in the field.
Despite being green in the fashion industry, she left a very prospering career on Wall Street to work in fashion design.
Bousso left the Wall Street two years in begin a two direct-to-consumer fashion brands called Diarrablu and Diarrabel.
When she started, she had to make take avenues for learning as she travelled to different factories in Asia to network and learn the process. She also made sure she attended every Fashion Week she was invited to.
“It was challenging because I had to invest a lot to travel and self-explore in a field I knew nothing about, but my previous experience on Wall Street definitely helped me to structure everything I saw into a business model and be able to make projections,” she said.
She uses various equations like linear, quadratic, and absolute value to produce interesting and appealing shapes on prints. An example where this was done was on her SS19 collection called Nadar.
The Senegalese also said that technology has helped her company’s production process as feedbacks on posted designs on social media allow them to know what people like more. By that way, they tend to reduce wastage by just printing.
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