Diarra Bousso is a Senegalese Fashion Designer, Photographer, Painter, Blogger and Writer. Born in Dakar, Senegal, Diarra moved to Norway at age 16 and later to the United States at 18. Upon completion of a degree in Economics and Mathematics she went on to start a career on Wall Street but soon enough realized she belonged to the world of the arts and resigned to launch Dakar Boutique Group. Diarra blogs at www.revesdores.com, French for golden dreams and has shown her collections during New York and Paris fashion week. She is a strong activist for the development of Africa through the creative industries and currently represents Senegal at Maritage International, a UN partnership focused on Art and Heritage.
In 2013, fashion designer and artist Diarra Bousso recognized a market opportunity to celebrate the work of artisans in Senegal and introduce the world to luxury 'Made in Africa' . Diarra resigned immediately from her position on Wall Street and moved back to Senegal to launch the luxury holding company Dakar Boutique Group.
Today, the group owns the brands Diarra Bousso , Diarrablu and Mint and targets the global citizen with a love for conscious fashion.
The Diarrablu line is focused on geometry and color and aims to cohesively aligns Diarra's background in mathematics and visual arts.
Based in Senegal, West Africa, she saw a beautiful opportunity to celebrate style in colors but also a strong need to better our communities.
She launched the Global Education Movement (GEM) with a vision to celebrate women and children as beautiful gems in need of care and empowerment through education.