Haute Afrika founder Gracia Bampile: "African clothing isn't just for special occasions"

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Fashion designer and founder of Haute Afrika, Gracia Bampile tells us all about how she discovered her passion for fashion.
Fashion designer and founder of Haute Afrika, Gracia Bampile tells us all about how she discovered her passion for fashion.
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In an era where the world has endless opportunities and kids can aspire to become whoever they want to be, choosing the right career path to follow when leaving school can be quite tricky. But fortunately for fashion designer and entrepreneur, Gracia Bampile, her path found her at the tender age of 10.

Speaking to True Love, the founder of Haute Afrika, a contemporary African clothing brand, says that she had her aha moment when her parents bought her what she describes as an “ugly African print dress” to celebrate her eighth birthday.

“It was so bad that it inspired me to start making clothes of my own at just eight years old,” she tells us.

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