Ites International Herstory
Caribbean born and raised in New York, Sequoia studied Fashion Buying and Merchandising at The Fashion Institute of New York. There, the inspiration from Seventh Avenue led her to change her Major in real time and develop her first collection. "Moda Mutes" was a futuristic collection of sportswear and club-wear that received rare reviews and was featured in the windows and sales floors of Patricia Fields, Henri Bendels and Bloomingdales. As Sequoia's interests and influences changed, so did her fashions, eventually leading her to Jamaica to design costumes for Jimmy Cliff and his Band. In Jamaica, her exposure to Reggae, Rastafari and the African culture inspired her to launch the ITES INTERNATIONAL label.
Meet the Head Designer: Sequoia
Revels in the use of Natural fabrics and Authentic African textiles such as Mudcloth from Mali, Kuba cloth from Central Africa and Kente Cloth from Ghana. Some of these fabrics are imported from regions of Africa that can no longer be accessed due to civil unrest, thus increasing the rarity and uniqueness of our pieces.
Ites International is known for designing outfits for International Celebrities and American Icons such as:
Phyliss Diller Hon. Bunny Wailer James Avery Bunny Wailer
Marcia Griffiths Jimmy Cliff Iyanla Vanzant Jeremiah Wright
Rita Marley Cen'C Love ASADeNAKI