*Cameroonian Wazal brand creator Ayissi Nga Joseph-Marie presents the Ova Suckled – Wazal clothing collection 2016/2017 “Ova Tété.”
According to the designer, his new collection is inspired by ‘ova’ a Cameroonian slang which means grand and noble person, and Tété which refers to “chic bourgeois,” the elegantly and stylishly fashionable middle class; known for certain materialistic values, and attitudes.
In Cameroon, the designer said, those who dress elegantly and modern are known as”chic.” Ayissi Nga’s clothing designs are inspired by and designed for them.
The Ova Suckled Wazal collection uses fine waxed African print from Senegal, or Mali materials and also pure cotton, denim jean, leather, and fur.
“This collection is before its time: 5-10 years in advance. I prefer being ahead because the fashion world is in constant évolution,” Ayissi Nga said.
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JJ Biography of Style
Ayissi Nga Joseph-Marie aka JJ Du Style is a fashion designer who creates high qualtity chic street wear.
The French/Cameroonian designer whose father was a tailor, has decided to follow the footsteps of pioneer Cameroonian fashion designers such as Imane Ayissi and Martial Topolo by creating his own clothing line called ‘WAZAL’ which was launched in 2005.
In 2006, he launched his first designs which are worn by some celebrities such as Singuila, Alpeco, Wayne Beckford, Romaric Koffi and Lalcko.
His brand “Wazal” is a blend of “Waza”, the name of a natural park in the extreme north of Cameroon and the letter “L” which stands for Lion, the Cameroonian symbol. The natural park symbolizes respect, while the lion symbolizes power.
Wazal Couture fashion universe expresses more of casual wear in a constant search of innovations, new styles and creativity.
In the mixture of many various colors, and various prints, he adds and blends other materials such as pure cotton, denim jean, wax, leather, fur, synthetic just to name a few.
He went through a professional training in Vanessa Ruiz fashion school in Paris and he later specialized in creating tuxedo jackets. The first was thus created in 2013 under the declination “Tete fly.”
In 2013, he was part of the guests of the Ambassador of Cameroon to Paris for the exhibition of the feast of the Cameroonian youth and the Fashion Night Lounge at the Elysee Palace in Paris, where he presented his three concepts: WazalRock, fly Tété and Africafutur.
These concepts are based on criteria which since the beginning symbolized his career: Daring, Respect and Creation. Wazal cuts and designs are impressive and modern; moreover it follows the latest trends today.