Established in 2017, Kente Gentlemen is a clothing brand based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire with the mision of fostering ethical means of production and consumption of clothing. In our in-house ateliers, we design and tailor contemporary clothing and accessories, in collaboration with local craftswomen and men.

The essence of the brand is to mold a sustainable balance of color, poetry, and culture as we remain consistent in the continuing research, discovery, (re)design, and use of handwoven textiles.

Aristide Loua

Creative Director - Founder.

Autumn Winter 22-23
The Birth of Cool

This collection is a party! It’s an ode to the artistic, cultural, musical achievements of Africans and the African Diaspora in the post-colonial era, from the 70’s up to the 80’s. An era coined as the New Black Renaissance.

Kente Gentlemen x Portugal Fashion Week

Where kente cloth varies in design and patterns, Aristide Loua fittingly draws inspiration from poetry, cultures and colors. 


His men's tailoring draws a sharp, modern silhouette with just the right dose of panache, courtesy of pink or blue vertical stripes.