A Designer Q+A: Inside Archel Bernard’s Liberian Fashion Wonderland

DIASPORA—Archel Bernard is the Liberian-American designer and social entrepreneur behind “The Bombchel Factory,” an ethically produced fashion boutique based in Monrovia, Liberia.

Each item in the store is handcrafted by members of an all-women staff as part of Bernard’s mission to fuse stand-out fashion with social action. Her vibrant sense of style is reflected in each design—she models most of the line’s collection of skirts, dresses and matching sets, herself.

Bernard is her own fashion muse and after viewing some of her airy summertime looks, you’ll understand why. Read on for our conversation with Bernard about the inspiration behind her socially-conscious fashion, and view some of her brightest and boldest looks below.

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Source: Okay Africa Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.