BILOTE couture was conceived by Edith Nkwocha based on her belief that there is something very special about creating from scratch. The feeling of materials in one’s hands and the skillful mix of colors all come together in a way that captivates the eyes. Edith truthfully describes herself as a translator by profession and a hand bag and accessories designer by accident, as she literally stumbled and fell her way into designing, to escape the rigors and pressures of work while in a quest to find some form of artistic expression to a creativity which she felt needed to be uncovered and explored. Her hand bags and accessories have earned the reputation of being unique as well as eye-catching and intriguing, yet with an undisputable emphasis on quality. She categorizes her pieces as African Couture, but defines them as African couture art.