Both founders of Steven Blanco were born in Africa (Mozambique and Nigeria) but came to the Netherlands when they were just young kids. The journey of moving to the western world was not easy, trying to integrate into a different society and culture without neglecting their origins and diminishing their cultural identity.
For this collection, we created a connection between Steven Blanco and our cultural heritage as the concept of each clothing line. The Heritage collection has a very special place in our heart since we developed it to buy a homage to our motherlands.
The collection: HERITAGE
The Heritage Collection is a tribute to our African roots and culture.
Inspired by elements from the art of the Kingdom of Benin (now Benin city, Nigeria) and Makonde art (Mozambique), we created the designs with a modern twist and hand-painted look without disrupting the cultural nature of those artifacts. Each piece is diverse and unique, combining earthy and grounding colors that showcase the richness of African culture.