Women who inspire – @JanaSante Wednesday 28th May 

#IYWomen @inspirational_u 

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Jan Asante is a designer, style-culture-cinema writer and brand director of award-winning bespoke boutique ‘Gisella.’ Acclaimed for elevating the profile of ethnic-inspired couture in Britain over the past two decades, the London based Gisella Boutique have designed for a diverse range of iconic international women- including Grammy-Award winning artist @ErykahBadu and Baroness Doreen Lawrence.

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As well as ‘Belle’ Film Director Amma Asante, who recently wore Gisella for the red carpet at the ESSENCE magazine’s Black Women In Hollywood 2014 Gala.

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Having shown collections at The V&A, London Fashion Week, Africa Fashion Week, London Design Festival and Royal Society of Arts; Jan’s eclectic style assignments for Gisella have also earned spotlights on CNN, MTV, MOBO Awards and the BBC. As a style-culture commentator, Jan has been a featured panellist at both ‘Women Of the World’ (WOW Festival) and Africa Utopia Festivals on the Southbank.

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Beyond the world of design, Jan serves as digital content contributor at Black Cultural Archives (BCA) and also writes for IndieWire.com’s Diaspora cinema blog ‘Shadow & Act.’

Tickets: http://www.womenwhoinspireldn.eventbrite.co.uk

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