"Mbari was a celebration through art of the world and of life lived in it" - Chinua Achebe

The idea for this brand came about when frequent collaborators Arinze Umenyiora and Kevin Coleman realized their mutual appreciation for each others cultures could be a bridging point for their communities and others. "Mbari", comes from a West African practice that forged community through artistic practices and shared experiences.

We believe fashion is a powerful artistic medium for storytelling and cultural expression. Our brand is born from a deep appreciation for the African diaspora's contribution to global culture. We are passionate about preserving and sharing this beautiful tapestry through our clothing.