Who am I ?

I am Kenyan living in Hamburg since 2008, happily married with two beautiful children.
After finishing my studies in Maseno University, Kenya with a Degree in Business Administration (Accounting), I moved to Germany. I attended Language & Accounting courses & finally became an accountant in Germany.


But inside my heart Fashion was always been my passion & I had been designing & making my own clothes using a needle & thread because I couldn’t afford a Sewing Machine.

Why did I become a fashion designer ?

One day in 2009 my husband surprised me with a sewing machine (a Singer) on my Birthday & that’s where it all began. Whenever i found time I spent it on my Machine making clothes for my daughter & I. Early last year, I attended a Beginners Tailoring Course which I dropped out of because I got bored of the slow progress that I was making.

 

So when my second Child turned 1 & could join Daycare, I opted not to go back to my Day job & concentrate on my Passion. In April 2015 I set up my workshop with the help of my Husband, registered my Business & started sewing. Am so grateful to my Husband is fully behind me and supports wherever possible.

What is special about my design ?

My Fashion line is handcrafted, here in workshop in Hamburg, still mostly by myself. It is inspired by my own Style, what I like & would wear any day-everyday. I grew up in Africa and migrated to Europe as a young woman & the blend of this is visible in my Designs. The Core parts of my line are the beautiful African Prints & colors, patterns and details, inspired by modern  European cuts and shapes but of course with a touch of my personal taste, thus- Oriwo-design.

My team

During the photo shooting of the Spring/Summer collection in the passage of my workshop in Pestalozzistraße, Hamburg.

Two good friends giving me a hand, my husband taking the photos and beautiful models wearing my collection.