It was an instagram post, which first captured the imagination of Huntsman owner Pierre Lagrange.Though he personally knew the Aboah family, he was formally, or informally, introduced to Kesewa’s work through the medium of social media, images of her work which fired his imagination. On invitation to Huntsman, it was clear how unique and fitting Keswa’s artistic genius was. With no formal training her eye for stitching and interpreting patterns in her artwork was remarkable. Pierre commissioned artist Kesewa Aboah to create a canvas work of art, based on her paper based stitching piece. Her finished work, “The Joy in Dancing With My Sisters”
This was then given over to the expertise of Huntsman Co-Head Cutter Dario Carnera to create a truly one-off bespoke jacket which incorporated the canvas. The jacket is testament to the ingenuity and skill of Huntsman tailor Chris Bull, who with meticulous patience then re-constructed artwork as a coat.