Created in 2012, F.L.A.B - Fly Like A Bird became a fashion and lifestyle brand based out of Germany.
F.L.A.B was founded by Henry Bonsu, a passionate selfmade fashion designer with ghanaian heritage from Duesseldorf, Germany and his childhood friends Leroy and Melanzio.
Henry Bonsu was already designing a wide range of clothing (such as T-shirts, hoodies, jogging bottoms, jackets and accessories) during his time at school. His goal: to establish an influential fashion label.
Since these beginnings in 2012, the brand F.L.A.B. - Fly like a bird - has been created piece by piece: streetwear combined with ethnic fabrics and creative designs. "FLAB is for all people, regardless of their skin colour, gender, origin or other stigmas," says Henry.
"With our designs, we want to create a new awareness of the intertwining of fashion and culture."The official founding of the fashion start-up finally took place in 2021 together with Henry's partner Melanzio. Henry is the creative head of the company, while Melanzio is responsible for the concept and strategy. "We are both very passionate about fashion and have been friends since childhood," says Melanzio. "I had been looking for a way into self-employment for a long time and was quickly inspired by Henry's vision. Now we are working together to establish FLAB into a dense and far-reaching international fashion world."
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F.L.A.B aims to make a difference in an dreary and monotonous fashion industry.
The goal is on the one hand, to realize a childhood dream of becoming an influential fashion brand and, on the other hand, to sustainably revolutionize the fashion world with ethnic fabrics by setting a new trend that combines fashion and culture.
The fashion and lifestyle brand penetrates into a market niche with its clothing, which explicitly stands out from the competition in the streetwear segment due to the finishing of garments with high-quality and unique textile fabrics.
The unique feature about F.L.A.B's clothing is the combination of American/European streetwear and ethnic fabrics from various countries and cultures such as Ghana, Brazil and Turkey.
These fabrics are sewn in different colors, patterns and designs on the basis of raw models and acquire their unmistakable "Fly Like A Bird" touch.