MO SAÏQUE was created by Afua Dabanka – a banker turned footwear designer by way of London College of Fashion. Known by friends and family as “Mo,” Dabanka created the luxury shoe brand to reflect her own authentically international upbringing and perspective. Born in Germany to Ghanaian parents and now based in London, Dabanka is a true Global Native with a refined aesthetic that’s been shaped by contemporary style palettes from Europe and Africa.
Each pair of MO SAÏQUE shoes is marked with the Aya fern – a West African Adinkra symbol, which represents endurance and resourcefulness. These qualities describe this line of high quality footwear, as well as the amazing women who wear it. Meanwhile, wax prints and other African influences are increasingly being used by some of the world’s most admired designer labels, bringing a new texture to the luxury fashion industry. Likewise, MO SAÏQUE shoes are handmade in limited quantities to preserve brands commitment to quality and exclusive style.
Though new to the market, MO SAÏQUE shoes have already been seen on red carpets and runways around the world, including the Cannes Film Festival, Amber Lounge fashion shows in Monaco, African Fashion Week in New York City, and presentations at the V&A museum in London. Tastemakers and those with access to the world’s best fashion and design love the classic silhouettes accented by on-trend style elements, which make MO SAÏQUE footwear fashion relevant, yet timeless. And being crafted from the finest leathers and fabrications, you can be sure these shoes will stand the test of time.
Shoe lovers seeking sophisticated and worldly style can find MO SAÏQUE in select boutiques in London and Accra, as well as online. As of 2013, the brand also offers bespoke services to clients located anywhere in the world.