Oakland fashion designer gets boost from Steph Curry

OAKLAND — It can be plain the Golden Condition Warriors bring their A-sport to the court docket, but players normally also flex their style muscle groups when going for walks into the locker space before game titles.  

Oakland clothes designer Akintunde “Tunde” Ahmad lately discovered out just one of his creations was worn by Stephen Curry ahead of an NBA Finals sport at Chase Heart.  

Oakland clothing designer Akintunde
  Oakland outfits designer Akintunde “Tunde” Ahmad.


Tunde examined abroad in Ghana though a junior at Yale in 2016 even though finding out journalism and documentary film.

“My track record is not in style at all. This is a thing I stumbled into,” stated Tunde from his studio in Oakland.  

Ade Dehye is his manufacturer. The dresses are built with fabrics straight from West Africa. Each piece is hand-woven, hand-dyed, and even cut and sewn in West Africa.  

Tunde says his pieces are rooted in royalty, but not too long ago uncovered his ranks are mounting. Most basketball players turn their video game-working day arrivals into a small runway as they stroll by the tunnel headed to the locker room. 

Following Recreation 2 of the NBA Finals, Tunde was astonished to see Curry sporting a royal blue overcoat he created.  

“I actually observed out like all people else, scrolling on social media and it popped up. And I’m like double take, triple just take, quadruple consider! I was like, ‘That is that!'” mentioned Tunde.  

He states vogue and lifestyle from West Africa have been underappreciated for far too long. He’s glad it really is acquiring eyes from people today throughout the region and earth.  

“On the maximum of stages, you have objects that are 100% % created in West Africa and so West African productions, patterns and weaving and all the items that have been neglected all these many years,”  

Due to the fact the start of the NBA Finals, Curry has been sporting dresses from unbiased black designers, making use of his platform to get them some identify recognition.  

Due to the fact then, Tunde says other movie star stylists and athletes have attained out to him inquiring about possible collaborations.