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Cameroonian Fashion Designer; Kibonen Nfi, invited to the Buckingham Palace for the Eco Age Common Wealth Fashion Exchange!

Kibonen Nfi keeps raising our flag up high, from showcasing our local traditional attire; Toghu, by integrating it on high end designs that have been worn all over the world especially by international celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o, Gayle king and several others, she was invited to the Buckingham palace to represent Cameroon in the Eco Age Common Wealth Fashion Exchange.

The Common Wealth Fashion Exchange is a new initiative launched by Common Wealth which brings together Fashion Designers, artisans, and creatives from over 52 Common Wealth countries to exchange skills, crafts and traditions to create Bespoke looks to showcase to a global audience.

The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange is an ambitious project with long term aims, that is being developed in partnership with Swarovski, The Woolmark Company and MATCHESFASHION.COM, who will launch an edited collection in September this year.

Livia Firth, founder and creative director of Eco-Age, says: “This is a project rich in partnerships and creative co-design. For example, one of our very talented designers from India is paired with an artisan group in Tuvalu. As someone who is passionate about joining the threads of global fashion and creating real partnerships you can imagine how exciting it is for us to be involved.”

Kibonen was paired with Mgece Cici designs from Tanzania and together they created the amazing pieces below:

The ‘looks’ created through the Fashion Exchange were showcased at a special reception at Buckingham Palace during London Fashion Week this February.

Keep raising our flag high Kibonen!

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