Inspired by and based on traditional wrappers and wrapped clothes from Africa and the four corners of the world, where one piece of fabric can be worn in a number of ways to create a truly unique and versatile garment for the wearer, Fée Uhssi has developed the concept of Art of Fashion Wrapping or the art of using a wrap in many different ways to create skirts, dresses, tops, bags, headwrap, turban, belt...
the Art of Fashion Wrapping line offers a large range of clothing-accessories, including convertible/multifunction and reversible garments, as well as a large choice of fashionable and trendy statement dresses and outfits designed by incorporating African Traditional couture to European modern fashion and trends.
Art of Fashion Wrapping or the crossroads of cultures, where tradition meets modern trends
Fée Uhssi has created the Art of Fashion Wrapping concept. Through the years, Fée Uhssi has developed extensive knowledge and skills in this Art of Wrapping. As far as she can remember, she always been wearing and using the traditional African wrap skirt called “Pagne” in West Africa, in many different ways: worn as a skirt, a beach dress and often as head wrap. Between 1999 and 2000, she practised intensively head wrapping, while working in a luxury silk scarf shop in Paris, and was well known for her wrapping and draping skills.
The idea of Art of wrapping concept came naturally to Fée Uhssi as she started to collect high quality, precious handmade and vintage fabrics and was unable yet to decide what to make out of them, and not wanting to cut them up. Fée Uhssi studied and researched on different forms of art of wrapping and draping from different countries, cultures, civilisations. She spent hours playing, sculpting with fabrics and practicing draping and wrapping. She created different techniques of wrapping, draping and knotting to create an impressive range of different outfits including tops, skirts, dresses, trousers, head wraps, belts, bags.
She incorporated the Art of Wrapping from Africa with the Art of Wrapping from Japan and was able to produce versatile and ephemeral garments that have endless possibilities, which are unique in every way. She then came out with idea of the Efenudu Kit, The art of wrapping kit.