When we talk of Cameroonian fashion designers, the name Kibonen Nfi comes up. The brand Kibonen NY is owned by famous Cameroon designer Kibonen Nfi known for her bespoke ‘Toghu’ embroidered,print dresses and African inspired fashion coats.Back in September 2016 the African designer who was also a Vogue talent 2015 became an internationally recognised fashion designer when her Kibonen NY dress was worn and baptised by Lupita Nyongo’o during her movie campaign of ‘Queen of Katwe’.
Almost a year after the brands success went viral on the world wide web, Kibonen NY has decided to take the ‘Lupita Dress’ on a fashion campaign tour. The Cameroon dress maker who has had a series of disappointments in the past with delivering of the celebrity dress, took to her social media handles today to announce:
Cameroon Fashion Designer Kibonen NY Takes ‘Lupita Dress’ On Tour
“While we are sending out all previous orders, The #LupitaDress tour by KibonenNY is on. Make sure you get one for yourself. This Dress is a woman’s dream”.
We are excited to hear of this announcement and hope to see a traditional Cameroon clothing take a global voyage and set precedence to other African print designers. This dress is currently selling at $200 on the Kibonen NY site. Would you splurge? You can shop similar print dress from some of our trusted brands on the highlighted links below.
Kibonen is a prominent and one of the pioneer Cameroonian fashion designers. Kibonen delved into the fashion world with ingenious ideas of producing modern interpretations of one of the most delicate and intricate hand woven traditional garments of Cameroon’s western highlands region – the “toghu”.