Meet the Team
Benjamin Yamoah would like to welcome everyone on this team; he personally thanks the members for joining shoulders to help push his vision to the height it ought to be. ‘Atoms of Fashion’ is a vision that once laid deep in the shadows of his dreams. He strongly believed that with the right people, he will be able to transport it from shear ideas into tangible reality. He believes in this core idea: that one's ability to accomplish greatness is limitless if money was not an issue. If asked to list 10 things one would like to accomplish if money was not an issue the list would be endless; this endless possibility is what he wants to deliver to a student going to college/university in Ontario, who are in financial need. It is a commitment of helping students prepare for their futures and support their efforts in pursuing academic excellence, challenging them for higher achievement. Above all, he has a desire to give back and to make a difference; and with a smile he is calling on everyone to contribute in any way possible to the AOF Scholarship Fund.
Benjamin wears man hats, besides being the founder of Atoms of Fashion, he is also the owner of Envoy Photography, expressing his art through the lens. Being an artist himself, Benjamin is also working on a new men's clothing line which is set to launch in 2018.
With her bubbly personality, Deidra brings a livelihood to the team like no other. Founded owner of Déesse Heir Inc., Deidra strives to make every woman look their best and feel confident whether she's rocking her own locks or adding extensions to compliment her style.
This year, along with premiering her own business, she is excited to join the team to make Atoms of Fashion this year the best of its kind! Her contributions to the project was with no hesitation, especially when she discovered that AOF will launch their very first scholarship program.
Always an advocate for giving back to the community, Deidra is all in for this year's event and look forward to meet fashion-minded individuals like herself.
At the tender age of 12, Bismark, migrated to Canada with his siblings to live with his mother. After high school, he studied Tool and die engineering at Seneca college. However, his love and passion for fashion cause him to swift gears and give life to his long term dream of becoming a professional men's wear stylist. And in 2015, this dream become a reality once he decided to follow it while working as a part time barber to help solidify his dream.
Since then, he has had the opportunity to work with several fashion shows/events in Toronto such as Designer closet, Atoms of fashion and Own foundation Gala. In 201..., he collaborated with The New Stereotype for a documentary on celebration of life, culture and diversity within the black diaspora. Currently, he have collaborated with a few successful brands all over the world such as Eaden Myles, Packs project, Native shoes, Jord Watches, and Alpha Industries. Mr. Adomako is very proud and excited to be part of this this dream team. I need the world to come out to this event and experience the love of Art and Fashion.
A Touch of Grace Events is a premium event planning firm located in Toronto, Ontario. We provide sophisticated wedding and event planning services for the classy, chic, trendy and elegant client. An enhanced client experience is of utmost importance to us. Events are curated with keen attention to details for personalized elements and enthusiasm for each event. Confidence, peace of mind and prestige organization are invaluable assets we contribute to every event that we are involved with. We endeavor to go above and beyond and to push boundaries to create an event that is stylish, unique and on point. With this mindset, we ensure that every event is meticulously planned, and gracefully executed!
Nana Bediako also known as Mr. Tailor is a Canadian Artist, Fashion Designer, and a Bespoke Tailor. He is a recent graduate from the Toronto Film School’s Fashion Design program and the University of Waterloo's Fine Arts program. He is currently taking a multi-disciplinary approach in melding together a career in painting and bespoke tailoring
Throughout his adolescence, Nana Bediako spent majority of his time with his grandmother whom he assisted selling African fabrics at the market. His mother was a seamstress, who taught him how to sew buttons and hems for her and her small business. While growing up in Ghana, Bediako explains that there was not a roaring clothing industry for high end fashion, and what did exist in the field of clothing production was dominated by women. Thus, Bediako did not see fashion or fine art as a direction; rather he decided to study the mathematical precision of architecture. The artist began his art training at Accra Academy, Ghana. By the age of sixteen, he started his own clothing brand by the name of Loggiz Wear. In 2005, he immigrated to Canada, and it is at this point that Bediako began to build a strong interest in art and fashion.
Atoms of Fashion is excited to have Nana on board and highly anticipates his contributions to this year's fashion show.
"Ready and prepared to live and soar starting with this event. It has been an absolute pleasure working with all these amazing people firstly. Secondly I can't wait for the event so everyone should try their hardest to be there. We won't disappoint. So I'm just a woman trying to surprise myself everyday of the limits I can exceed. I have a weird personality but I'm honest about it. I guess the common ground as to why I'm part of these amazing people is fashion. When asked, everyone loves fashion but not everyone understands it, guess what, I do. "
"The best part about this event is, you and I get to give back to the community. Right! There's a scholarship for someone in need after all this."
Anita is a registered nurse and Toronto-based hairstylist with 10+years of experience with specialty in extension and styling services. She has trained with the likes of Tokyo Stylez, known for his extraordinary wigs and work with Kylie Jenner and Naomi Campbell; celebrity stylist "Hair by Bobby"; Laced by Lex; Mustafa Avci and King Carter. Anita has styled hair at New York Fashion week with the Maybelline Netherlands team campaign and whose work has been published in British Vogue, Black Bride 1998, and The Wedding Planner Magazine. She is excited to work with the Atoms of Fashion team this year in delivering an amazing show!