Diarra Bousso is a designer and mathematics educator born and raised in Dakar, Senegal. She began her professional career on Wall Street as a bond trader but decided to resign two years later to follow her passion in arts and design.
She launched the Dakar Boutique fashion house in 2013 as part of Dakar’s vibrant creative community, alongside the labels: Diarrablu, Mint and Diarra Bousso.
Diarrablu is Bousso’s contemporary womens wear lifestyle label, founded with the intent of empowering Senegalese artisan communities while highlighting the African continent’s rich colors and unique patterns through practical and versatile pieces designed using mathematical concepts or algorithms.
Through a sartorial celebration of geometry and modern art, the collections are marked by strong structural cuts, bold prints and colourful accents. Artisans are introduced to mathematical concepts such as Euclidean geometry, combinatorics and recursion in the design process.
The collections are handmade in Dakar, Senegal with a focus on sustainability and social responsibility.
Content Courtesy Of Diarrablu & Nairobi Fashion Hub