AYISSI NGA Joseph-Marie aka JJ DU STYLE is a fashion designer who creates very chic street wear. The French/Cameroonian designer whose father was a tailor, has decided to follow the footsteps of pioneer Cameroonian fashion designers such as Imane Ayissi and Martial Topolo by creating his own clothing line called ‘WAZAL’ which was launched in 2005.
In 2006, he launched his first designs which are worn by some celebrities such as SINGUILA, Alpeco, WayneBeckford, Romaric Koffi and Lalcko.
His brand “WAZAL” is a blend of “WAZA”, the name of a natural park in the extreme north of Cameroon and the letter “L” which stands for Lion, the Cameroonian symbol. The natural park symbolizes respect, while the lion symbolizes power.
WAZAL Couture fashion universe expresses more of casual wear in a constant search of innovations, new styles and creativity. In a mixture colors, and various prints, Wazal adds and blends materials like pure cotton, jean, wax, leather, fur, synthetic just to name a few. He went through a professional training in Vanessa Ruiz fashion school in Paris and specialized in creating tuxedo jackets.
His debut was in 2013 under the declination “Tete fly.” In the same year, he was part of the guests of the Ambassador of Cameroon to Paris for the exhibition of the feast of the Cameroonian youth and the Fashion Night Lounge at the Elysee Palace in Paris, where he presented his three concepts: WazalRock, fly Tété and Africafutur.
These concepts are based on criteria which symbolized his career right from the beginning: Daring, Respect and Creation. Wazal cuts and designs are impressive and modern; moreover it follows the latest trends today.
It will amaze you to know that “tété”, a Cameroonian slang, means wealthy (bourgeois) chic. Combining
all of these concepts, wazal points out more on the African elegance in chic street style.
See more of Wazal here: www.wazalshop.com