The Founder, Designer, and Creative Coordinator
Kouakou Djézeahou Aude Elsis, better known as Aude Harris was born in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Africa and comes from the Baoulé Tribe. Having a mother from Monrovia, Liberia, Aude was able to incorporate her knowledge from both countries into her swimwear. Aude graduated from Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Marketing.
AUDE formerly know as AudeSwim by Aude is a collection of daring and timeless luxury swimwear styles, resort wear mens wear and accessories. AUDE utilizing cheeky Brazilian cuts, seamless finishes, sexy high cuts, and matching sets. Along with a mixture of unique and bold designs, including African tribal prints, women and men worldwide can connect to African heritage.
The brand has collaborated with several Universities, Organizations and fashion shows through showcases in hopes to inspire many students and other young entrepreneurs, to value the African culture. Some of these University include: Virginia State University, Old Dominion University, State University of New York at Oswego, Stony Brook University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Penn State Altoona , and Cornell University. Fashion Shows include Miami Swim Week, New York Summer Explosion
“Let Africa embrace you”