Camer Spotlight: Kibonen NY To Unveil Brand New Collection “Unwind” At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa

Camerronian fashion design house Kibonen NY, is presenting its trans seasonal collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa to be held this year in South Africa on the 31st October 2013.

Kibonen NY took the runways by storm last year fir the first time. Following an outstanding presentation, contempo-traditional Cameroonian fashion is once again propelled to the global stage as Kibonen|NY reveals its latest ready to wear collection, Unwind, on October 31st at 6pm, at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa, held at the City Hall in Tshwane, South Africa from October 30th –November 02nd.


 In an official press release, the designer gives us an insight on what to expect form this new collection.

The Unwind collection epitomizes the minimalist concept of style and comfort, and is described by designer, Kibonen Nfi, as an unadulterated representation of sensorial relaxation. A luxurious fusion of smooth, soft and colorful fabrics, designed for a smashing casual-chic look.

Fabrics used include, performance knit and lavish silk jersey, infused with an ever-evolving modernization of Kibonen|NY’s Toghu trademark, symbols central to the brand and the designer’s creative process.The Toghu is the traditional garments worn by the royalty and on special occasions by the people of the North West and Bamileke regions of Cameroon.

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Kibonen|NY is set to showcase alongside world class designers like David Tlale, Thula Sindi, Taibo Bacar, Gavin Rajah and Marianne Fassler. Being the only designer from Cameroon and Central Africa showcasing during this prestigious fashion week, a lot of the design aesthetics will be geared at highlighting the region.

Kibonen|NY’s journey has been recognized in international publications including GQ South Africa, New African woman, Grazia Magazine,on TV such as E!News Channel Africa, Africa Magic and SABC amidst several fashion blogs and local newspapers.

Kibonen|NY’s pieces have been seen on important figures such as South Africa’s sensation – LIRA, Cameroons soul singer KAISSA, Fashion icon Dr Precious Moloi Motsepe, SA TV host Penny Lebyane among others.


This sustainable fashion brand inspired by traditional Cameroonian garments, African fabrics and New York’s vibrant fashion scene, creates sensual clothing, accessories and footwear to fit a fashionable lifestyle. KibonenǀNY utilizes the business of fashion to create viable employment within Cameroon.

Kibonen Nfi is a social entrepreneur determined to help develop the fashion industry in Cameroon and the brain behind the Cameroon Fashion Association of America.



Lira sporting a Kibonen NY design
Lira sporting a Kibonen NY design
Designer Kibonen of Kibonen NY rocking one of her own designs

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