The brand Abenah Adelaide was founded by Jamaican model turned textile designer Abenah A. González who is the daughter of world renown Puerto-Rican Jamaican fine artist, the late Christopher Francis González (Order of Distinction) and Jamaican dancer turned fitness expert, Champayne Clarke-González.
The Abenah Adelaide brand was selected by the Jamaica Business Development Cooperation (JBDC) to represent Jamaica internationally in ThreadBARE. The brand was launched in 2014 during LFW (London Fashion Week) as a line of textile focused clothing at International Fashion Showcase, parallel to London Fashion Week (IFS, LFW). During this showcase the Abenah Adelaide brand was also hand-selected by the British Council (BC) and British Fashion Council (BFC) to represent Jamaican fashion on the Architectural Design platform. Abenah Adelaide was subsequently featured on several international blog platforms including Fashion Bomb Daily, one of the world’s most influential fashion/ style blogs. The Abenah Adelaide brand was also selected by the Jamaican government’s Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC) to partake in a philanthropic pioneering group committee called the Jamaica Fashion and Design Group (JFDG). The aim of this committee was to assist in rebuilding Jamaica’s textile and fashion industries for the betterment of island’s economy.
Abenah Adelaide’s founder later became the first fully cultured Jamaican to be accepted and enrolled at the world’s most prestigious design university, the University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins (UAL: CSM). She obtained a Diploma In Professional Studies (DIPs) in the British fashion and textiles industries. Her DIPs included working in VIP fashion styling, as well as, working in textile sample studios with a high street brand clientele. Also, assisting to develop a vintage inspired swimwear brand that has been featured in Vogue USA. González was also awarded UAL:CSM Course Representative of the Year 2018 and is currently pursuing her final year of the BA (Hons) Textile Design course, specialising in textile print with honours. Abenah Adelaide have worked with the LVMH brand in developing prints for Moynat. Her prints have also been displayed at the CSM Design & Make Showcase 2018 in London and were also selected by Amanda Kelly Design to exhibit prints for interior design at Premiere Vision, Paris 2018. Abenah Adelaide prints were also purchased by Savvy Classics which is a New York based fabric store collective.