Joseph Marie Nga Ayissi’s Latest Collection Is Giving Street Chic For The Modern Man

Joseph Marie Nga Ayissi is a French/Cameroonian fashion designer who creates very chic street wear and has worn designs that have been donned by celebrities including Ivorian footballer Koffi Christian N’dri (Romaric),  British songwriter, musician & producer Wayne Beckford and singer Bedaya Singuila N’Garoest.

The concepts of his brand, Wazal Couture are based on criteria which have been the highlight of his career: Daring, Respect and Creativity. Wazal’s cuts and designs reflect street style that provides a perfect transition from serious to casual in a matter of minutes.


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    From a very young age, Ayissi often worked with his hands, and found that he was a better fit for a manual trades that involved both the use of his hands and his creative imagination. The son of a tailor, he decided to launch his fashion brand to fulfill his passions, follow his dream of becoming an entrepreneur and pay tribute to his father.

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    He went through professional training in Paris and specialized in the creation of uniquely designed tuxedo jackets — which has become the brand’s signature look. The first was created in 2013 under the Fly Tete collection, which he debuted at the Elysee Palace in Paris as a guest of the Ambassador of Cameroon to Paris.


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    The brand’s name is an adaptation of Cameroon’s Waza National Park and the letter L for Lion, which is the country’s national emblem. Wazal Couture styles for men, with a little something for women under the Wazalionne collection. But as the brand evolves, Ayissi looks forward to developing a collection that will also focus on children.