Born in Brazil and raised between Côte d’Ivoire and the United States, Loza was designing since age 13. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation at University of the Arts of Philadelphia in 2006 before interning with New York City’s top fashion designers and deciding to start a brand of her own.
Established in New York City in 2009 and relocated to Côte d’Ivoire since 2012 where its production now takes place, Loza Maléombho is best described as a bridge between traditional african aesthetics and contemporary fashion. Loza Maléombho silhouettes celebrate the paradox of the old and new, cultural and futuristic.
Loza Maléombho works with artisans (shoemakers, weavers, bronze workers) who have mastered their craft for generations and incorporates their trade throughout her collections.