May 1993, Ivory Coast – First steps in Africa for Talissa.
Travels and countries followed one another: the Horn, the West part, parks and deserts of the South.
Exploring is her way of being, her intellectual anchorage; An attraction that allows her to build her self.
Tourism, job and always an opportunity to rummage, sniff, touch and strengthen her choice. Fabrics, colors, origins, stories…
“Adjamée” was simply the next step.
Back to Ivory Coast 22 years later, the immersion in the markets of Abidjan, the perfect opportunity to dive again into the colors and the graphics of the local fabrics.
After traveling along the numerous alleys and unfolding the hundreds of loincloths suspended, the magic operates spontaneously.
This is it: the peacock feathers.
Without knowing it, this was the beginning.
Back to Paris, the new cushion attracts the attention and arouses interest… “Why don’t you create more cushions?”
Indeed, the desire to create a universe, an identity and give life to a clean brand takes place.
Adjamée, it’s the encounter between a woman and a market.
Adjamé a famous district in Abidjan, known for its market wearing the same name. And when we know that Adjamé means the encounter in Tchaman, there’s no doubt anymore. That’s how it all started, Adjamé with an “e” as we use it in French for anything that is related to feminine conjugation.
From the West to the East, the same mission continues: the “quest for the perfect fabric”. Looking for diversity, relief, material, mastery of a dye or hand-making.
If the first collection originated between Ivory Coast and Ghana, inspiration continues along the way from other countries.
The Adjamée universe promotes spontaneity, always in order to illuminate our daily lives.
Through the objects that surround us, Adjamée’s creations have no limit and will not cease to surprise you.