Founded in 2014 by Foday Dumbuya, Labrum is a menswear brand based in London. Foday’s approach to clothing is inspired by his formative years growing up in Sierra Leone and London; part of a working-class family that loved to dress really well and seeing his parents in their traditional workwear blended with an African touch. He was brought up feeling like there were no limitations in life and life was made to explore. Labrum is the product of that.
The word Labrum is a Latin term for ‘Having an edge’, and sits at the heart of the brand’s mission – to make honest, practical clothing rooted in simplicity, fit and a passion for detail, while taking inspiration from West African and western culture.
As a brand, Labrum always sidesteps trends and goes its own way. The direction is revised each season but is constantly hinged around the bridge between West African and western culture. While combining this with technical values, prints, references, and styling. All these points resonate Labrum's name, Latin for 'having an edge', as seen in all garments' details. Every season we tell an untold story of West Africa. From daily life, music culture or the rich history of the region. We believe the past is powerful and the new is not necessarily better.
Labrum continues to draw inspiration from around the world and works closely with established button manufacturers in Pattambi to develop bespoke Labrum buttons influenced by research in London.