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Quellyrue Designs' Tees & Sweatshirts

Quellyrue Designs' t-shirts and sweatshirts by New York City-based Racquel Dwomoh.

We recently came across the label Quellyrue Designs and fell in love with some of their garments. Created by New York city-based designer Racquel Dwomoh, the brand designs a wide range of tote bags, accessories, t-shirts, tank tops, jewelry, sweatshirts, and hair accessories, among other one of a kind pieces. What really caught our eye were Quellyrue Designs' tees and sweatshirts stamped with images of stylish African women. Dwomoh has demonstrated originality and determination in creating cool and affordable pieces. Scroll through our gallery above and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #quellyruedesigns.

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