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 Studio D’Maxsi by Afua Sam is based in Washington, D.C.  Metropolitan and provides versatile, high fashion couture with frequent use of striking patterns, bold colors, and diverse shapes and textures. Studio D’Maxsi’s collections are universal and celebrate  confident wome..




STUDIO D’MAXSI is a fashion design house owned by Afua Sam. Multiple award Winnping celebraty designer, Celebrated as an innovative,sophisticated and edgy women's wear line for the modern woman.  

She was named by C-HUB Magazine as one of 100 most influential Creative people 2017.. 

STUDIO D’MAXSI makes unique designs for the sexy, classy, funky, chic and confident woman. STUDIO D’MAXSI has been featured in various fashion shows including New York Fashion Week, Divas Of Colour London, Ubiquitous Expo,Maryland Fashion Week, DC Fashion Week ,Crystal Couture , Runway Liberial International, ,George Town Fashion, Full Bloom Fashion Show, Golden Scissors Awards and more. 

Charitable fashion events like IHeart Health Expo,Fashion For PAWS,Steps to the Cure, Pink For Africa, Rise Against cancer ,The Steve Smith Family Foundation,America Breast Cancer Foundation, Tiger Lilly Foundation, Fashion Fusion, Fashion for World Peace, Pink Jams, Beyond Words Fashion Show For The ‘Lollipop Kids Foundation’,etc. 

Afua Sam also founded ‘Operation Prom’, a ‘win a PROM dress’ competition open to deserving academically excellent high school female students. “The A CONCEPT by Afua Sam” , a ready to wear brand.

She and also created “AFUA FASHION ADVENTURE “ and since had work with people from USA ,Paris,London, Japan, Ghana, Argentina Russia Ivory Coat, Cpe Verde,Kenya and more. 

STUDIO D’MAXSI’s brand of elegant yet edgy collections has gained her a diverse clientele from everyday people to celebrities for major events such as the Oscars, Grammys, DayTime Emmys, BET Honors; Ebony 100 Most Influential,music videos and TV Shows to name a few. 

Numerous TV appearances, WUSA9 news FOX5DC news, Good Day Baltimore,ABC7 News, FOX45 Baltimore .: etc. 

The official Designer for Miss Africa USA 2016 Top Ten. official Designer for MRS INDIA UK 2018 TOP 16, MISS GHANA USA “Judge” 2017 and 2015 .

Was also featured in a DC fashion documentary- “The Politics of Fashion” in 2014 and even tried out for Project Runway and made it to the second call audition interview during Season 5. {Recognized for her expertise, she was a fashion contributor for Council Magazine for a year.} Published and mentioned in numerous magazines and Blogs from Paris, London,Ghana,South Africa,Artgentina to USA , etc.

Also a Member of Fashion Group International 

In the midst of distinctive accomplishment of having her gowns worn In Hollywood and across the globe, Afua has a gentle spirit and remains true to her values.



 2018 DIVAS OF COLOR.Diva designer of the year LONDON.

2017/2018 C-HUB Female DESIGNER of THE YEAR 



DIVAS OF COLOR Designer of the year 2017 


2016 C-HUB Creative Award.Female Designer of the year, LONDON.

2015 Repyogrind Award Top 5 Nominee

2014 High Fashion Designer Award at Fashion Awards MD (DMV)

2014 Design Challenge Winner at the American Breast Cancer Foundation Event

2013 African Fashion Designer of the Year at African Fashion Awards USA

2013 Trendy Africa Magazine Mothers Appreciation Event (TAMMAE) Honoree

2013 High Fashion Designer Award Nominee at Fashion Awards MD

2012 High Fashion Designer Award Nominee at Fashion Awards MD

2012 ‘Fashion’ and ‘Commitment to Community Service’ Awards from Senator Barbara Mikulski at Fest Africa

2011 Top 10 Afrikan Goddess of the Year by Afrikan Goddess Online

2011 Dedication, Creativity and Commitment to Excellence Award,in the Metro Area by Council Magazine

2009 ‘Excellence in the Fashion Industry’ Couture Designer Award by 3G Magazine

2007 ‘Outstanding African Woman in the Arts’ Couture Fashion Designer Award b Celebrating African Motherhood Organization (CAM )

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