Gitas Portal is a fashion label that aspires to bring African inspired creations to an international audience.
Founder, Mariatu uses her Sierra Leonean and Bajan to influence her work. As a self-taught seamstress Mariatu’s goal is to set a benchmark for diasporic inspired designs and recognises her talent as a God given gift.
Each collection is an expression and extension of her artistic vision; each garment is crafted and finished to the highest standards. Using different textures of fabric from across the globe, her designs are elegant, offering the wearer a unique composition of art and passion which reflects her cultural influences.
You will see a strong expression of femininity within each collection, and a design that appeals to confident women who celebrate fashion through a desire for innovative design, luxurious fabrics and textures and meticulous attention to detail.
As a designer and a wearer of her own pieces, Mariatu celebrates fashion and sees it as a unique expression of individual flair and the emancipation of one's inner beauty.
“It's all about the individual. Every individual brings something different to an outfit, through interpretation of style. Therefore my designs do not dictate 'this is fashion', but instead asks of the wearer, 'to enjoy, what Gitas Portal like to describe as, fresh, elegant, exotic and innovation design wear for women.”
Simply put, Mariatu’s designs for Gitas Portal are Fabulous. Each piece is beautifully constructed and allows the wearer to showcase who they are comfortably and to promote African aesthetics through fashion.
Clothing for women and children.
Accessories - bags, earrings, neck ties, scarves, snoods, clutches and day bags.