Marabou Essentials Collection
Marabou Essentials is a passion-fuelled brand of accessories that connects the authenticity of traditional African aesthetics with a modern urban culture and an artistic flair. It is a special craft; think wearable art. It celebrates the freedom for individuality as well as the artistry in fashion and creativity. The accessories are inspired by the African aesthetic- the prominence of daring colours, the distinctiveness of bold prints and the inventiveness of intricate patterns. The designs are influenced by clean lines, bold shapes and elegant curves.
Marabou Essentials is the brainchild of Refentse (affectionately known as Fentse) Mokale who was born and raised in Phokeng- a village in the North West province of South Africa. She trained as a Chemical Engineer and while still working in the engineering sector got inspired to create Marabou Essentials.
Fentse is the designer and lead creative within the brand. The whole idea of Marabou Essentials came from Fentse’s desire to make a mark in the world through the use of her creativity. Her accessories are individual pieces of art inspired by her travels, the connection with the people she meets as well as her belief that stories need to be told. Her love of art and design, her belief in the importance of storytelling and her drive to make new, inspiring and adventurous designs come alive into elaborate creations that fuel what is now Marabou