What is Colorcult all about?

People like originality. Colorcult was established in Kyoto in 2005 to provide people with a unique set of handbags and fashion accessories. The colors we choose are bright and energetic, to satisfy your need for something new. By purposely breaking with the mass produced, cookie cutter handbag fashion that is so prevalent today, we are making everyone a fanatic.


Where does the name come from?

Quite a few people ask where the name Colorcult came from. It was chosen because we believe that colorful, one-of-a-kind design has become the cult of the 21st century.


Who started it?

My name is Senongo Akpem. I am a Nigerian-American designer, and the owner of Colorcult. I have been making things since I was a child, and have years of printing, painting, and sewing experience. I was raised in a small town in central Nigeria, where I was exposed to all kinds of beautiful people and fabrics. Naturally, I decided to make bags and clutches that reflect this upbringing.


How do you get that distinctive style?

All Colorcult bags are made with imported Nigerian fabric. We also use one of a kind, original silk-screening to give each bag its own personality. The look comes from a combination of African fabric and pop, modern design.


Full Site in Summer 2014.