African Fashion Moguls: Developing Cameroon’s Fashion Industry Globally
Kibonen Nfi, a Cameroonian designer, fashion maven, and mogul took the initiative to build the fashion industry in Cameroon, and has combined forces with Global Fashion icon Adiat Disu of Adiree, to bring Cameroon’s fashion industry to New York. Nfi collaborated with five designers from Cameroon with the mindset of introducing them to the world. With Nfi’s vision in mind, Adiree coined the initiative “Cameroon Collective”. Each designer of the Cameroon Collective will be showcasing their designs at Africa Fashion Week 2012 on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Designers under the Cameroon Collective are:
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The Collective’s participation in AFWNY this year will help promote AFWNY both in Cameroon and out of Cameroon. This will help add to the already rising buzz AFWNY already has. A representative from AFWNY will be invited to Cameroon to assist in the Cameroon International Fashion Week from where they will choose a designer who will officially take part of the event for 2013. An AFWNY representative will also be a judge on the Super Model Search Cameroon 2013 where they will join in selecting the winner who will be model for AFWNY 2013.
The participation of Cameroonian designers is important for them to be further exposed in order to develop their market in the fast growing fashion world. The AFWNY will serve as an opportunity for the designers to showcase their talent in a more competitive environment. The pinnacle of success of CIF is to make Cameroonians become aware of Cameroonian Fashion, cultivate the unique fashion talent, expand and export to the world.
The Collective’s exposure to AFWNY will create a conscious and systematic move towards enhancing the fashion industry in Cameroon. Adiree will help bring together the major actors in the Cameroonian fashion scene so that together we can make a greater impact and have our say in the global fashion scene. We will be looking at developing all the sectors of the fashion industry, which includes:
- Fabric sourcing
- Make up artists
- Hair Stylists
- Image Consultants, Creative Directors
- Events -Fashion Event Planners, Event Coordinators, Event Producers
- Cameroon Fashion Institute of Technology
- Cameroon Fashion Counsel
Watch out for the Cameroon Collective at Africa Fashion Week New York 2012 Their mission to make a MARK has begun!
AFWNY includes runway shows hosting 21+ designers from various countries in Africa and those of the African Diaspora, exhibitions, and industry networking events. Opening designers Francis Hendy, Korto Momolu, and designers like Mafi, Attolle Collection, Geraldo Fashions will showcase.
Adirée, based in NYC, NY, focuses on event production, organization, and consulting for small to medium size clients in the areas of Fashion, Beauty, and Home Decor .
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