About

 

Among Many other things, a passion for style, cooking, reading,  an affinity for fashion and acting has always been a part of the artist Kwabena Brown.

 With works including Gap, Gap kids, United Color of Benetton, Saj Damar, Teddy Winston, Pinks, David Yurman, Oswald Boateng, Mussici underwear, Chulo underwear, Moschino underwear, Sunglasses hut, as well as part of several published coffee table books, calendars, short films, and fitness videos. 

 

His story thus far remains pretty unconventional. As a Ghanaian-American, Kobe grew up on 3 different continents: Africa, Europe, and the North America,  his primary schools education were in boarding schools. Kobe then went to high school in the neighborhood of the South Bronx. It was here that Kobe developed a unique sense of style fused with African, European, and the American influences.  

Upon his high school graduation, Kobe attended New York where he graduated with a degree in Economics/Finance and the African Economy. He then furthered his graduate education in Europe.

 

Even though the realm of creativity, style, and fashion has always been a part of his DNA, Kobe also has an interest in the education, financial stability, and security for all. Therefore, in addition to creating a men’s line back in his college years “Shomi.Shomi” and “Shomi NY”, he is also currently Vice President at a prominent financial institution in NYC, and involved in different community initiatives including volunteering for several soup kitchens and city shelters. He’s also the Vice President of his condo board, one a of many positions he holds in various organizations. 

 

Kobe has worked and shot with world-class photographers, walked in several runway shows, and represented different products as an international brand ambassador. 

 

Kobe’s hobbies include: traveling to exotic parts of the world, reading periodicals, creating gourmet dishes, designing, swimming, fitness training, and taking care of the elderly.