Founded in 2015, Labrum London is a modern-day menswear brand telling the untold stories of West Africa to help bridge the gap between western and West African culture.
The word LABRUM is a latin term for ‘having an edge’, and this sits at the heart of the brand’s mission – to make honest, practical clothing rooted in simplicity, fit and a passion for detail.
Driven by a desire to create looks that are wearable yet idiosyncratic, and inspired by a lifetime of travel, exploration and pilgrimage. Labrum London delivers innovative garments with an uncompromising commitment to quality and design.
A utilitarian approach fused with British tailoring and a touch of West Africa creates a design recipe that is clean, sophisticated and unique.
Labrum London. Designed By An Immigrant
Labrum London is a modern brand with a philosophy centered on creating directional menswear and accessories While combining West african and British heritage. The word 'labrum' is a Latin word for having an edge.
The company began life in 2014 with Foday Dumbuya (Labrum founder, creative director, designer) working from his living room with an aim to make practical, honest clothing based on simplicity, fit and great design.
Labrum London is inspired by Foday’s formative years growing up in Sierra Leone, Cyprus and London; part of a working class family that loved to dress really well and seeing his parents in their traditional tailored work wear blended with an African touch. He was brought up feeling like there were no limitations in life and life was made to explore. Labrum London is the product of that experience and the twelve years spent in the fashion industry. From his Muslim boyhood to working at DKNY and Nike, Labrum Londonis a brand that encapsulates this journey.
Foday wanted Labrum London to reflect his fascination with craftsmanship, detailing, simplicity, fit and his obsession for buttons. Labrum London delivers innovative garments with an uncompromising commitment to quality and design. A utilitarian approach fused with British tailoring creates a design recipe that is clean and sophisticated; clashed with a rich imperial colour palette.
We are not influenced by seasonal trends but provide the answer for practical clothing that is wearable and idiosyncratic.