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September
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Cameroonian Designer Kibonen Nfi

Cameroonian Designer Kibonen Nfi

Recently Oscar Award winner Lupita Nyong’o wore KibonenNY outfits on two the Ellen Degeneres show on Wednesday 22nd. Yesterday Monday 26th, she appeared on “Good Morning America” wearing another of our pieces all on her press tour promoting her new movie Queen of Katwe.

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October
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Kibonen NY was recently selected as one of the 12 designers by the ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative in partnership with #?eyesontalent? fashion talent scouting agency – Adding her to some of the best African designers in their network. ???

This year’s September Issue of Vogue Italia also includes a special edition featuring Vogue Talents 2015 Fashion Designers. Kibonen NY is one of the 200 designers around the world featured.

This is a very important platform for upcoming designers as many of its past finalists are today integrated in the style offices of the big brands of the group, confirming the quality of their work.

Eyes On Talents, is the online platform used by global design-led brands and publications to discover and connect with today’s best talent,

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About Kibonen NY

Kibonen got into fashion scene in 2009 when she came up with the ingenious idea of revolutionizing the royal regalia of the Tikar people of the Bamileke and Bamenda regions of Cameroon – the ‘Toghu”. She further developed her aesthetic vision by creating pieces that don’t only represent the Cameroonian tribes, but garments wearable and appreciated by the ultra-modern client – constantly gaining inspirations from the African tribes and global trends. She also represents her inspirations on textile designs printed on luxurious fabrics as well as on the construction details, shapes and silhouettes.

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The KibonenNY brand aims to provide a ready to wear sportswear line catering to the client who is confident in luxurious quirkiness, who is comfortable with trying the new and will travel the world at the comfort of their current locations, through what they wear.

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Amongst other accolades, Kibonen was nominated by Africa fashion International as  Emerging designer of the year 2013, she has successfully showcased her talent at the Art Institutes Mercedes Benz fashion Week NY SS15, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa SS13, SS14 and SS15. She has also been featured in BBC Focus on Africa, GQ SA, Forbes Africa and the New African Woman Magazine.  Her works have been showcased at the National Museum of African Art – Smithsonian Institution.

 

Media Contact: (001) 917 587 4388

Info@kibonenny.com

 


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February
21

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art will host some of Africa’s hottest designers at “Earth Matters, Fashion Matters” a fashion show and concert at the museum Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Katie Rost, a Vogue 100 model, will emcee the sold-out event. 
Global Fashion New York Inc. is producing the provocative show, which will feature eco-friendly fashions inspired by the exhibition, “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa.” DJ Adrian Loving will set the tempo for the evening with a playlist influenced by “Earth Matters.”
Ten of Africa’s most innovative fashion designers will respond and interpret with eco-friendly fashions inspired by the “Earth Matters” exhibition: Thula Sindi from South Africa, Taibo Bacar from Mozambique, KibonenNY from Cameroon, Chouchou Lazare from Gabon, MaXhosa by Laduma fromSouth Africa, Patience Torlowei from Nigeria, Mushana from Uganda,Kenema from Sierra Leone, Abai Schulze from Ethiopia and Sindiso Khumalo from South Africa. The exhibition is on view at the museum through Sunday, Feb 23

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June
29

Cameroonian designers are definitely creating a formidable impact in the African fashion industry. Former Big Brother Africa winner and ”Jara”  host Uti Nwackukwu was proud and excited to say on Twitter he’s clad in a gorgeous Kibonen-designed outfit. Keep brandishing the flag!

 


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August
20

According to reports on http://irepcamer.blogspot.com/ , US based Fashion designer Kibonen and Mesanga Sama brilliantly represented Cameroon at the African Fashion Week New York and rounded up the week establishing The Made in Camer Boutique.  The Made in Camer boutique shall sell out clothing, accessories and footwears made by Cameroonian designers under Kibonen’s management. Liwato La Mezrono designed by Mesanga and La Flair Belle designed by Kibonen Nfi were intuitive and creative expressions of glamour and class. Top class Cameroonian model David Nso made a positive appraisal about the collection.

“I was very proud to see our visions come to life. Not entirely as we wanted but it was amazing. I was proud of the designers’ collections, the reaction of the audience and the press. This is just the beginning as we have very exciting plans for the Cameroon Fashion Industry. It’s all about assisting in our own little way to the overall development of the industry in Cameroon. We have an amazing team and together we will make this work”. David Nso, Co Founder CFI
For more information
Contact
Ihuoma Atanga
Publicity/Assistant Manager
Cameroon Fashion Industry, Common Initiative Group
34W 139thStreet, New York, NY, 10037
(646) 918-6313
info@cameroonfashionindustry.com

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August
6

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The Cameroon collective performed brilliantly during the panel discussion and runway presentation last week Wednesday and Thursday at the African Fashion Week New York (AFWNY), and ended the week with the opening of a physical showroom known as Made in Camer Boutique. The Collective originally consisting of four Cameroonian designers Kibonen Nfi of Kibonen New York, Nakuin Kouidou, Haby Diallo, and Mesanga Sama of Mesanga was narrowed down to two due to minor immigration issues, however, a spot has been reserved for those who couldn’t make it, Nakuin and Haby Diallo, for the AFWNY 2013.

 

Kibonen?NY and Mesanga represented the Cameroon fashion industry with style and grace, letting their collections, Liwato La Mezrono by Mesanga and Flair Belle by kibonen?NY, speak for itself. AFWNY’s Cameroon Collective, is a coalition of designers benefiting from one of the programs offered by the Cameroon Fashion Industry common initiative group (CFI) to expose, educate and train local designers to the inner workings of the entire fashion industry on a national and international level. The CFI team was honored to have the renowned French/Cameroonian musicians, Les Nubians, alongside Ghanaian actor John Dumelo, who came out in support of the collective.

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“I was very proud to see our visions come to life. Not entirely as we wanted but it was amazing. I was proud of the designers’ collections, the reaction of the audience and the press. This is just the beginning as we have very exciting plans for the Cameroon Fashion Industry. It’s all about assisting in our own little way to the overall development of the industry in Cameroon. We have an amazing team and together we will make this work”. David Nso, Co Founder CFI

 The designers who attended this year’s AFWNY were opportune to meet and collaborate with great designers such as Korto Momolu, USAID representatives, and members of the press, in order to secure funding, collaborate and obtain spreads in major publications. Members of the collective currently have a few items of clothing sold in online showrooms like Adiree and etsy.com.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for me. Some people dream but mine was a reality. I never dreamt I will be showcasing my line in New York at this moment of my life. It all happened so fast and I will like to thank the Cameroon Fashion Industry CIG for this brilliant initiative. I think many designers based in Cameroon should have a chance to experience an opportunity like this. It has modified my view on how to approach the whole fashion business. I am going back to Cameroon and I will definitely be doing bigger and better things. I see great development in the quality of work from Cameroonian designers with the model the CFI has put in place”. Mesanga – Designer & Member CFI

 CFI is also proud to announce the opening of a new onsite boutique under the management of Kibonen Nfi, hence known as Made in Camer Boutique. This boutique mainly houses clothing, accessories, and footwear made in and by Cameroonian designers.  Made in Camer Boutique is currently located at New York City’s legendary Malcolm Shabazz Market on Lenox Ave, booth number 57, and hopes to expand in the near future. Cameroonian musicians, artists, and young eclectic afrofashionistas currently patronize the small boutique.

 The goal of the CFI common initiative group is to see to it that manufacturing of all items showcased at Made in Camer Boutique is done in Cameroon, providing job opportunities to young Cameroonians. This boutique fosters collaboration among Cameroonian designers at home and in the Diaspora by providing a physical showroom to facilitate the serving a broader market whilst boosting the economy.

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 “As a designer it is very imperative to be able to effectively sell our products. Without the ability to do this we are not in the business of fashion, we probably are just entertaining the audience. Opening up this little boutique is the first step to getting our products out to the public. We are proud to bring this service to our people. With a platform for sales here many more jobs will be created back in Cameroon”. Kibonen Nfi, Co founder CFI

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About Cameroon Fashion Industry

Cameroon Fashion industry was established in 2011 with the aim of developing and exposing their market to the world. Living the philosophy of united we stand, divided we fall, CFI presents a united front, and an organization designed to shield, develop and continuously propel the value of her industry practitioners on a national and international level.

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For more information

Contact

Ihuoma Atanga

Publicity/Assistant Manager

Cameroon Fashion Industry, Common Initiative Group

34W 139thStreet, New York, NY, 10037

(646) 918-6313

info@cameroonfashionindustry.com


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August
5

Cameroonian designers Kibonen and Mesanga dazzled fashion lovers at the just-ended African Fashion Week New-York (AFWNY) with snazzy and creatively crafted clothing. Here are some stunning photos from the event.

Liwato  La Mezrono by Mesanga (below)

Flair Belle by Kibonen (below)

SPONSORS: Origin Africa, Smart Water, Renarda Joy, Soul Purpose
PRODUCER : Adiree
PHOTOGRAPHER: Avaloni Studios
EXECUTIVE STYLIST : Dupp and Swat
MAKE UP : Renarda Joy
HAIR : Renarda Joy
FOOTWEAR : Susie Sawaya
ACCESSORIES (Assorted) : Donna Dove , Nakate, Winnie Burch, Ill La La , MABM, Nadir Tati, Lisa Keating and Fienes Couture


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August
22

Inspired by a strong concern to fill the cavity in the fashion industry in Cameroon, ace Cameroonian model and actor, David Nso together with fashion designer , Kibonen Nfi just initiated a concept which entails searching for an exceptional super model in Africa who can make a difference.

Guess what ! The Super Model Search 2011 Reality TV show shall commence sometime soon.  The idea behind this joint venture which was set up in Douala, Cameroon  is to address and develop the fashion business in Cameroon. This show is aimed at educating the Cameroonian on modelling , developing potential models and making a super model out of the ordinary girl.

To get registered visit ; www.supermodelsearchcameroon.com

 


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