Dakar Boutique Launch Party
Founded by Senegalese fashion designer and photographer Diarra Bousso, Dakar Boutique is an international online shopping website featuring several international designers but also her own collections. Diarra’s vision was to build a brand inspired by her travels and focused on three main elements: tribal prints, colors and detail.
Born in Dakar, Senegal, Diarra moved to Norway at age 16 and later to the United States at 18. Upon completion of a degree in Economics she went on to start a career on Wall Street but soon enough realized she belonged to the world of the arts and launched the online platform www.dakarboutique.com along with her fashion brand db (Diarra Bousso). Diarra is also a photographer and blogger atwww.revesdores.com, French for golden dreams, and attends major fashion events as a guest blogger. She recently covered over 15 shows during New York Fashion Week including BCBG, Herve Leger, Louise Amstrup and Misha Nonoo among others.
When asked about what db means to her, Diarra responds: ‘The db style was really inspired by my background and travels. I grew up in Senegal, lived in Norway, Minnesota and New York. I have travelled a lot across Europe, the US and the Carribean and my designs take bits and pieces from all my experiences to suit any world-class shopper. When I think about db, the words that come to mind are chic, sophisticated, eclectic, vintage, tribal, exotic, minimalistic yet relatable to anyone. I think it is only natural to say that db was the translation of my golden dreams into wearable art.’
During New York Fashion Week, Dakar Boutique’s designs were featured in Street Style publications in several magazines including Glamour magazine, Vogue Italia and In Style NYC among others.