ChokoMODE For The Unique Professional WomanBy Ash C
Jun. 24 2019, Updated 8:17 p.m. ET
Not only is ChokoMODE a one-of-a-kind independent fashion brand for today’s professional women, it also comes from a conscious, cultural, and considerate place. Having won Emerging Designer at Harlem Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer season in 2018, the brand is now a staple feature at Flying Solo in New York City.
Founder and designer Marcelle Gakam is deeply influenced by her French-African roots. Originally from Cameroon in Central Africa, she has always had a passion for fashion. The brand’s name ChokoMODE was inspired by Marcelle‘s grandmother’s name Choko, as the designer wanted to honour and emphasise the unique spirit, culture, and heritage of strong professional women worldwide. As Marcelle transplanted to the United States, she set up her brand ChokoMODE in Houston, Texas. She then moved to New York and started taking courses at FIT to further enrich her skill set.
Now, Marcelle Gakam leads the brand that offers quality, versatile apparel for modern professional women. The clothes are designed for authority and power but also with femininity and grace in mind. ChokoMODE also focuses on celebrating the cultural essence of each piece of fabric that is sourced globally. From business and leisure suits to vibrant and comfortable cocktail dresses, the brand’s goal is to help career women of all sizes to radiate confidence as well as elegance. Learn more about ChokoMODE here.