Chichi & Chichi E! Go to Harvard! (African Business Conference).
Chigozilu Enigwe, designer of O di, was born with a zeal for the arts and especially loved the dramatic wardrobe of the theatre. She sketched constantly, however it wasn’t until she was 12 years old that she started compiling her sketches which grew into large books of couture collections, five of which made it to the Tyra Banks show, one which Tyra modeled. She always enjoyed bringing out her glamorous side- the side that she called O di, which in her native tongue, Igbo, translates to “It is…” As she says, “let your clothes fill in the blank.”
The O di line, under the Chi Chi & Chi Chi E company, has made appearances in countless magazines and shows including Philadelphia STYLE Magazine, Lucky Magazine, HauTe Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, the Tyra Banks Show, the Fashion Rocks Concert, and the 2008 Daytime Emmys.
“I communicate through my work. I channel my thoughts, my emotions, my culture, my being into each pencil stroke that I place on paper. And with the appropriate materials, choice colors, and perfect passion, I share the message with the world.”