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Fashion – New York - NYC, NY

Nana YaaSerwaah Akuoku is a NYC based wearable (tech based) art designer and visual artist of Ghanaian heritage. Akuoku is acknowledged for her conceptual wearables that boldly obscure boundaries between fashion, technology and “traditional” art. YaaSerwaah is an Alumna of the Fashion Institute of Technology. During her time at FIT; Akuoku obtained degrees in both Fashion Design and in Entrepreneurship for the Fashion Design industries. Akuoku's uniqueness is highlighted in the intersection of her conceptualization of innovative methodologies in approaching fashion design through the application of science psychology, technology and contemporary art into her practice of Fashion based art.  Akuoku is recipient of the Wassaic Project's Winter 2019 Teaching Fellowship. To date, her works have been exhibited in Accra, through the Afrochella festival, the Ghana Tech Summit and The Black Gala at the Accra Science and Technology Museum. Her designs have been highlighted by publications such as Allure, Essence, and New York Times Style. Recently, Her work "Rapunzel"; was worn by the opening performer of the prestigious “Wearable-Art-Gala” headed by businesswoman, fashion designer and mother of mega star, Beyonce; Mrs.Tina Knowles-Lawson. ...more