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Kibonen Nfi showcased her SS2015 collection – “Multifarious” at the Art Institute Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York !

History has been made. On Tuesday September 9th Kibonen Nfi showcased her SS2015 collection – “Multifarious” at the Art Institute Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York In the Theatres at Lincoln Center. Kibonen becomes the first Cameroonian and one of the few African designers to showcase on the most prestigious fashion platform in the world.

Kibonen showcased a collection inspired by her memories of a colorful marketplace in her hometown Bamenda, Cameroon, where the royalty and the rural people intertwine the use of garments as textures, patterns and embellishments are tweaked. This collection was shown among 12 other students who were chosen following a rigorous competition done in the Art Institutes under the watchful eyes of industry leaders and faculty members as judges.

Kibonen aims at carrying her aesthetics to a more international stage and tapping into a more refined clientele who will be able to consume her fine and minimalist lines contrasted to her bold colors, patterns and prints.

Joining Kibonen for this huge milestone was Cameroonian NBA star, Fashion and style icon Luc Mbah A Moute of the Philadelphia 76ers. Luc who was sitting front row at the show was impressed by Kibonen’s passed works, her vision, her knowledge of fashion and above all her ambition to make her African aesthetics in fashion mainstream. Luc believes that supporting each other is a virtue we must all cultivate as it ensures sustainable development. 
Kibonen and Luc share a joint passion for Cameroon and promoting the beauty of their country is always key in all they do.

Kibonen now moves on to South Africa to showcase her extended SS2015 collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa , October 29th 2014 where she had been nominated Emerging Designer of the year 2013.

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