We are purveyors of digital dopeness.®
digitalKENTE® encourages self-pride & self-expression in people of melanin-rich cultures via colorful, culturally rich, fashionable prints, made for every surface.
There is a lack of diversity in the fashion design industry, specifically in the surface design market of prints that inspire and uplift people of color. digitalKENTE® (pronounced “KEN-TAY”) design studio creates one-of-a-kind surface designs for people as vibrant as their color choices. Our unique design perspective re-creates the idea of an “ethnic” print. By combining modern craft and ancestral patterns we remix indigenous textile motifs from melanin-rich cultures across the globe to produce patterns that are bold, multi-dimensional, culturally aware, and unapologetically colorful.
digitalKENTE®’s print collections are meant to evoke a sense of nostalgia. Every digital warp and weft create shapes and colors that remind the wearer of cultures they’ve visited, cultures they belong to, or cultures they want to experience. Every new print we create is a celebration of color and culture. In our online shop we digitally print our designs on products that fit your lifestyle, from mens’/women’s athleisure, fashion accessories, and even home decor. We have a product to suit your needs in a print that suits your style.
Tiana Denine Harris created her first digitalKENTE® print in 2012 for the broadcasted www.see.me exhibit titled "Art Takes Times Square" in New York City. Her inspiration came from her childhood, growing up in a household that recognized their connection to the African continent through the wearing of a kente cloth sash at ceremonial events as well as from her experience living in Vietnam. For two years she was immersed in the beautiful cultures and bright colors of Southeast Asia and being energized by the vastness of dark skin in this region, Tiana began to explore the juxtaposition of colors and shapes found in indigenous hand-made textiles. Inspired by the creativity of people of color throughout the world, Tiana began to re-imagine West African textile patterns to create a contemporary digital "ethnic" aesthetic: a digitalKENTE®.
The brand is poised to create more unique surface designs printed on functional fashionable products. We would love to collaborate with you! To inquire on how we can work together to create refreshing surface designs and products please visit us at digitalKENTE.com or send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.