A Ghanaian priestess prophesized that Meghan Sebold would make a career out of making women feel beautiful. Indeed the prophesy is appearing in AFIA.
Once a creator has the inspiration and direction for their ideas, anything is possible. After studying abroad in Ghana, creator of Afia clothing, Meghan Sebold, took the influences of rich textiles she saw in the markets as her direction. Afia is dedicated to keeping the truths of Ghana’s cultural materials and translating them to a more Western market. The respect Sebold has for the community is held by using Ghanaian fabric and having it sewn by seamstresses there.
Sebold explains that she practices the “art of perpetual motion.” While living in New York City, Sebold finds time to travel or even to let the flow of music let her escape to a new place of creation. “Traveling allows me to maintain a beginner’s mind that inspires and an outsider’s perspective that grounds.” Sebold tells. That is what makes doing business in a far away land such as Ghana so special. There are opportunities coming from places in Africa, that we see in Afia, to use beautiful fabric and skilled artisan craft.
tDC–What is the mood for next season?
MS: Afia means “born on Friday” in the Twi language, so the mood is consistent with the mood of Fridays: life is a party, a celebration…bitches.
tDC–Favorite childhood memory?
MS: My Dad is a commercial pilot, and sometimes I would bum on his flights when I was little. One year, a flight to Mexico City coincided with my birthday –Captain Sebold announced very special birthday wishes to the young lady in seat 6A or whatever over the intercom, and the flight attendant gave me her gold wings pin and cake! Plus, I got to hang out in Mexico city for a night. If that doesn’t make a little girl feel ‘speshul’, I don’t know what would.
tDC–Do you ever sing in the shower? If so, what songs?
MS: Do you ever eat to survive? Of course I sing in the shower, usually epic ballads.
tDC– Name one thing on your dislike list of food items, one on your best thing ever.
MS: I’ve been a vegetarian since 4th grade because I don’t like the texture of meat. However, I love crispy bacon. I eat it on holidays and am sick for two days. That tends to blow people’s minds. Worst vegetarian ever.Read More