Founded in 2004, the Shakara Couture Label is a
family-run business with a design team led by a creative director
professionally trained in millinery, dress-making, fashion illustration and
personal styling. The label is recognized for being heavily influenced by
vintage glamour. The style of the house is inspired by the timeless elegance
and fashion of the 1920s to the 1950s; a time where flattery of the female form
was celebrated as the focal point of design. It is a fusion of
African and Western vintage fashion using African tribal print, tie and dye,
Lace, Embroidery and beadwork.
The label was officially launched on the 30th of June, 2012.