(All photos courtesy of Coccolily)
Ghana Rising has a new label crush and its Coccolily by Naana Tennachie Yankey. Sexy and soft all at the same time, gown-up chic with a twist of whimsy -the Coccolily label was a fashion insider secret until now! A celebrity favourite, -I’m crazy about this label and can’t wait to (hopefully) shoot some of Coccolily’s A/W 2011 collection for a big project I’m working on -I’ll keep you in the loop folks. For more information or purchase the above -visit: http://www.coccolily.com/
Designer Naana Tennachie Yankey was born in Ghana. Her formative years were spent in the United Kingdom where she attended boarding school and later ventured off to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
While living in the US, Naana made a dramatic switch from business to fashion, to cultivate her creative spirit. Her longing to be part of the fashion world came to fruition when she apprenticed with Marc Jacobs in New York.
Naana later moved to Montreal to study Fashion Design at Academy of Arts and Design in Montreal, Quebec and then worked under Eve Gravel, before starting to sow the seeds of her own line, Coccolily.
Through her diverse travels and colourful heritage, Naana`s approach to fashion is sensual, edgy and bold. Coccolily is infused by European flare, since Naana loves to work with original haute-couture fabrics from mainly Italian mills.
Naana believes that a woman deserves to be draped in luxury; to have her body enhanced with special clothes. Coccolily is a daring yet playful line of couture lounge and eveningwear that brings out the edge and sexuality in every woman. (Credit: http://www.coccolily.com/)