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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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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,


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.


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.


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


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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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bamendaAs a prelude to Project New Bamenda, Cameroon Fashion CIG teamed up with Kibonen|NY to organize Fashion Day –

Bamenda on March 23rd at Ayaba Hotel, Bamenda.

Fashion Day – Bamenda is a one day introductory trainings and seminars on the Business of Fashion. The event is to empower women working – or aspiring to venture – in the industry of fashion with effective tools and knowledge to set up successful and sustainable businesses therefore create jobs, fight unemployment and alleviate poverty.

The attendees will be trained by fashion professionals from Cameroon and Nigeria. The various courses include:


  1. Modeling,
  2. Fashion photography,
  3. Fashion styling,
  4. Fashion designing,
  5. Fashion public relations,
  6. Make-up artistry.

The event will end with a free models casting for boys and girls of 14 years old and above, measuring between 1m75 and 1m90.

For more information and registration, meet us at Mideno Building, Door 301, Commercial Avenue or Call us at 77 06 63 61 / 93 64 90 90

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