Samantha-Jane Agbontaen is the designer behind the womenswear brand FABRYAN. She is inspired by her dress designer mother. At a young age, she watched her mother sew dresses and would use scraps of left over fabrics to make dresses for her dolls. She studied Business and subsequently worked in Branding before turning her hand to fashion design. Samantha-Jane has no formal fashion training. She taught herself to sew and credits her knowledge to ‘On-the-job training’ of trial and error.
Samantha-Jane launched Fabryan in September 2010 with a debut collection during London Fashion Week. Her concept for the brand is to create a ladies fashion with statement designs and wearable ready-to-wear pieces.
offering elegantly designed pieces with a focus on high-end tailoring. The Ready-to-wear clothing are designed with simplicity and elegance in mind; with a penchant for sleek asymmetrical lines, colour blocking and leather detail. The collections nevertheless retains Fabryan’s signature that fuses bold colours and textures to create interesting feminine designs.
Launched in September 2010 during London fashion week by self-taught fashion designer Samantha-Jane Agbontaen. Fabryan is an award winning independent brand, which has been growing from strength to strength in the initial tertiary years with features in notable press such as: Vogue, Tatler, Glamour and Fashion TV to name a few.