Interview with Philippe Vertriest of Akaso

I was invited for an afternoon of bodypainting with Akaso. Also to get to discover the African inspired designs co-created by Philippe Vertriest and the Kara tribe in Ethiopia. And since my origins are in Africa, Congo to be exact, I had to sit down with Philippe to find out how he came up with the idea to create a platform that gives art and culture from modern Africa a bigger voice.

Every collection from Akaso unites African creatives and Belgian designers. The first collection I got to see was in celebration of Africa’s oldest artform: bodypainting. Take a look at the cool designs.


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