About Okapii & Muriel
I'm Muriel Mbuyi and I reside in Germany. As a proud mother of two boys, I made the decision in 2015 to establish my own company.
Despite having a remarkable career trajectory, I felt the inner calling to pursue what has always brought me happiness: creating through my hands and channeling my creative energy.
My journey into the realm of creation began at the tender age of 10 when I discovered the art of sewing. Since then, I've been on a continuous journey of learning and growth. My passion lies in using the splendid African fabrics that celebrate my Congolese heritage and skillfully blending them with other materials to infuse a modern essence.
The name for my company emerged from my fascination with the Okapi, a unique animal native to the Democratic Republic of Congo. This name resonates with me as it symbolizes the very uniqueness I strive to capture in my products – a fusion of African charm and contemporary elegance. Each piece I craft carries the love for my motherland and reflects my fervor for the art of couture.
Immerse yourself in the diversity of Africa – and savor a piece of it in every creation!