Against the popular misconception that Nigerian businesses hardly thrive in South Africa, Nigerian fashion house, House of Eboka, leads the pack with creative and luxurious masks.
According to the owner of Fashion House, Fred Eboka, the masks were originally made to help employees stay protected while working. And boom, the hyper-creativity and luxury the masks exuded, led to plenty of requests from clients.
The masks were also fashioned with the intention that they would be wearable with sunglasses, earrings, and headwraps. The masks are washable, reusable, and maximally functional.
Eboka disclosed that each mask has three layers to be as effective as possible in containing droplets from sneezing or coughing. They continue testing and reviewing more fabrics now as demand increases.
Eboka said they wanted first to support employees, and then had to respond to client queries yet complying with relevant requirements and regulations at making them.
He said: “Given the requirements for everyone to wear cloth masks when they go out, we had to do our bit to bring our skill and capacity to make a difference. There are many basic options out there, so from a design point of view, we applied our skills in custom fit and fabric choice to create a product that does the job, but does it beautifully and with style”.
Other than the beautiful and luxurious fabrics such as silks and jacquards on the front, the inner lining and the fabric that sits against the skin were carefully selected for comfort, as prescribed by the regulations.
Charismatic Nigerian fashion designer, Fred Eboka is a master of his craft who weaves magic in each one-of-a-kind gown with exquisite attention to detail. He has been the designer of choice for many high-profile women from all over Africa and internationally, for special red-carpet events, elegant daywear, and bespoke bridal gowns alike.
He is one of the most reputable Nigerian businessmen in South Africa with over twenty years of experience in Mzanzi. Eboka survived as a businessman in South Africa even when xenophobia (or Naija-phobia/Nigeria-phobia) was rife. He has proven that dignity and excellence are colourless, tribeless and faceless.
According to ebokadesign.co.za: “The House of Eboka is synonymous with timeless artistry and luxury in design, fit, and fabrics with an unmistakable African flair.
For over 25 years, the fashion label has been creating bespoke couture garments for discerning women who expect nothing less than the best and come to Eboka for elegance, style and luxury.
Immaculately tailored suits and stylish shirts celebrating African heritage make up the menswear range.”