1. Please introduce yourself, tell us a bit about your background, where you are based, and what led you to a career in fashion design?
My name is Nyorh Awum Agwe and I am a Cameroonian-American Fashion Designer. I was born in Cameroon but moved to Italy with my mum when I was 3 weeks old. My first language as a Cameroonian was Italian. After I was 4, we moved back to Cameroon only to move to the United States just 2 years later. Our family had a very nomadic lifestyle. Because of it, I always found myself having to re-adapt to spaces. Being African was never cool enough unless I invented extremely exotic stories of my life and being African American was not even an option. Therefore, I went along with any identity given to me so I could at least belong to some group. As a result, I became a sort of shapeshifter connected to everyone else’s identity but my own. But somehow, I found a home just for me in art.