We met with Styleguide Afropolitan for an Interview on MUYOMBANO Jewelry. Please read below & share your feedback with us.
StyleGuide Afropolitan conducted an interview with talented designer Annerose Muyombano, Owner and Creative Director of Muyombano Jewelry.
Tell us a little bit about your background?
I am half German, half Rwandan. I was born in Burundi but I grew up in Germany. After highschool I decided to study Business Administration in Miami and Germany and started working in “regular” jobs before pursuing what I really wanted to do – create. I have always loved fashion, jewelry and design in general and growing up close to Pforzheim (known as the “golden city” of Germany and famous for its high-end jewelry production), I had the chance to dive deeper into the business at a young age as I was modelling for jewelry brands based in Pforzheim. However it took me some time to find my way to desig. Now I couldn’t be more happy with what I do. It gives me the freedom to express myself and create something other people also like and appreciate.
What is your main source of inspiration?
Life. I travel and read a lot and I am very curious. Basically I absorb everything happening around me, everything I see and hear.
You seem to have a certain interest for product design, how did that come up?
I like aesthetics and appreciate German precision and quality. I prefer clean lines and therefore am much drawn to styles like BAUHAUS and product designers like Dieter Rams (Designer for the German brand “BRAUN”) and Jony Ive (Designer for Apple). There is also a more romantic and playful side of me that influences me when I come up with an idea. I guess this is the African “ME” that balances everything out.
How would you describe the typical Muyombano customer?
For me the “typical” MUYOMBANO woman is brilliant and beautiful from the inside and outside. I picture her as a selfconfident, successful and authentic person loving fashion but not obeing to any fashion rules. She achives her very own and perfect style by knowing who she is, being happy with herself and enjoying life. This determined woman communicates and sets statemens with her style. Sometimes she is a rebell and she loves contradictions but she is always true to her style and individuality. The MUYOMBANO woman buys her own jewelry and combines high end classic pieces with more affordable fashion pieces. The man I picture for the upcoming MUYOMBANO Jewelry Men Collection is the same as our female customer.
Where do you see your brand in five years from now?
In he best selected stores all over the world, with few own boutiques and diverse collaborations with other designers and brands.