Catherine Addai is the founder and CEO of Toronto fashion boutique Kaela Kay, and the recipient of 2019 Ladies Wear Designer of the year award from the African Fashion Industry Awards. She has won three times, with her most recent win in August 2019.
Catherine started her business because she wanted to wear pieces she couldn’t find in department stores. Her brand is fused together with western modern fashion and her African heritage. She describes her fashion brand as “modern, eclectic, chic.” Working primarily with Ankara fabrics, a West African method of creating African patterns on 100 percent cotton fabric, Catherine Addai sought to modernize prints in today’s fashion, which are part of her history.
And you can support her brand shop her clothing offerings here: https://kaelakay.com/