L Deean Fontaine, a Jamaican and New York attorney currently based in Lagos, Nigeria, expanded her EtAl brand in 2017 by launching a new concept store in Kingston. EtAl showcases a fusion of contemporary clothing using authentic African prints, unique African-sourced and Afrocentric jewellery and original African art and curios.
A design enthusiast who is dedicated to the celebration of all things African, her 2018 plans include bringing both established as well as emerging designers on the Nigerian fashion scene to Jamaica and other Caribbean islands, and expanding EtAl to include a male clothing line. Fontaine is uniquely positioned to bring the burgeoning African fashion industry, which is making headlines in Europe and the United States, to the Caribbean. SO cannot wait.