Following the successful completion of the second edition of 100 Days of African Fashion, Diana Opoti’s name has come to be almost synonymous with African Fashion. We caught up with this busy fashion maven over her favourite cup of coffee.
How do you prefer to take your coffee?
I love a cappuccino with double or even triple espresso. Whenever I need a quick pick me up, I will of course just go for an espresso.
How many cups of coffee do you have in a day?
I wake up quite early so I am on my third coffee by 10:00am.
What projects are you currently working on?
I’m working on a few brand launches and special editions of 100 days of African fashion including a summer/beachwear and a safari edition. The most exciting project for us right now is the Designing Africa Collective with Store 66. This partnership means that select African brands will have the opportunity to stock at the store’s various outlets across the city.
What’s the best part about your job?
I enjoy seeing ideas come to life. The excitement leading up to an event or announcement and then seeing our vision come to life is quite rewarding. Getting consumer feedback after purchasing these brands is also incredibly fulfilling to me.
What drew you to fashion?
I just love beautiful clothes. What made me stay in fashion is the big question though. I wanted to make other consumers aware of the amazing African brands I encounter daily. My passion is publicizing these brands well enough to make their desired commercial success a reality.
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Dark Moon Cocktail Recipe
- 1 ½ cups cold-brew coffee
- ½ cup coffee liqueur
- ½ cup spiced rum
- 1 bottle 300ml coke
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Combine coffee, liqueur, rum and coke into a large jug.
- Pour cocktail in eight glasses filled with ice cubes then add cream. Enjoy!