Afro-Indie Adornments (AIA) is a culture infused statement accessory brand that is much bigger than accessories. With her love for fashion and beauty and deep passion for connecting women of color to their roots through fashion, first generation Nigerian-American Grace Jae launched the Afro-Indie Adornments brand in 2017. AIA is a brand with a mission to inspire women of color to embrace their culture and their heritage through self-expression in a language common to all women in some form......fashion.
"Afro-Indie" is a term that Grace Jae created which implies "Cultures of Color." It comprises of various ethnic cultures of primarily African, East & West Indies influences to include all cultures that have representation of women of color and this is reflected in her designs. The blending of these cultures in the form of fashion creates a work of art that Grace Jae often refers to as "Signature Looks" which are looks that expresses one's personal identity that they are known by that is not typically common to many or considered the norm because Afro-Indie women were not born to fit in but to stand out.
- To inspire and encourage women of color to embrace and stay connected to their roots and heritage through fashion shamelessly and unapologetically.