Welcome to Clara Design


Hailing from Burkina Faso in Western Africa and trained in Europe, Clara Lawson Ames promises to bring unparallel creativity and talent to leaders within the fashion realm. Over the past 20 years, Ms. Ames’s designs have won numerous International accolades including the prestigious African Diamond Award, presented in Sun City, South Africa, as well as, a Biz Africa Award conferred by the World Confederation of Business in Dakar, Senegal. Most recently, the Cambridge Executive Professional Entrepreneurial “EPEs” Award was bestowed on her. All her creations have showcased unparalleled creativity, and each piece elaborately incorporates the use of luxurious Vlisco fabric. Her keen eye and fashion expertise have enabled her to enhance her brand among fashion connoisseurs worldwide. In 2009, she successfully launched her brand via "Siren of Sahel 1 & 2, Discover the New Face of Africa" a two part fashion event premiering in Chicago and subsequently Washington DC. Always an advocate for cultural preservation, Ms. Lawson Ames is the president and founder of the non-profit ASSOCIATION DE SOUTIEN AU DEVELOPPEMENT DE L’ART VESTIMENTAIRE ET DU TEXTILE AFRICAIN, ASDAVTA (Association in Support of African Art Dressing and Textiles Development).