ghanaian fashion designer nina barkers-woode and wild moon jewelry designer asia clarke collaborate to showcase modern african aesthetic

September 2, 2016

With the help of l’âme inconnue, a creative management firm with a commitment to the integration of African designers into the Western marketplace, Ghanaian fashion designer, Nina Barkers-Woode of Barkers-Woode, and Wild Moon jewelry designer Asia Clarke have collaborated for a special project. Inspired by world history and scores of prolific women, Barkers-Woode balances masculinity and femininity to create strong, androgynous pieces while The Wild Moon plays with the dualities of nature and the industrial by incorporating 100% recycled and eco-friendly silver, brass, semi-precious stones and 14k gold into their collection. The innovations of both brands have inspired the following “New Africa” campaign aimed at changing the perception of modern day African style.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Photographer: Mckenzie James
Standing, from left to right: Ekow Nimako, Ishmil Waterman, Monique Hinds, Chase Ryan, Mecha Clarke.
Seated, from left to right: Olivia Browne, Sy Blake, Asia Clarke

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at