Andrea Iyamah has grown to become one of my favorite swimwear brands. I love how the Candian-Nigerian designer Dumebi Iyamah has put a unique spin on mainstream swimwear. Whether it’s a bold, high-neck bikini in multi-colored zebra stripes or a structured geometric one-piece swimsuit in a gorgeous shade of orange,I can rest assured knowing that I will definitely stand out when poolside. Also to my surprise, the brand also specializes in ready-to-wear and custom-made special event dresses. Strongly influenced by the brand’s African heritage, a blend of retro and various cultures inspired the colors and themes of the first official swimwear collection which launched in 2013. With high-quality fabrics and intricately created designs, Andrea Iyamah caters to females across borders looking to make a statement and be a part of a cultural story in the attire them adorn themselves with.
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