The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art will host some of Africa’s hottest designers at “Earth Matters, Fashion Matters” a fashion show and concert at the museum Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m and Kibonen will present her “Bamboo Jersey Collection”.
Global Fashion New-York Inc. is producing the provocative show which will feature eco-friendly fashions inspired by the exhibition, “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa.” . Ten of f Africa’s most innovative fashion designers will respond and interpret with eco-friendly fashions inspired by the “Earth Matters” exhibition: Thula Sindi from South Africa, Taibo Bacar from Mozambique, KibonenNY from Cameroon, Chouchou Lazare from Gabon, MaXhosa by Laduma from South Africa, Patience Torlowei from Nigeria, Mushana from Uganda, Kenema from Sierra Leone, Abai Schulze from Ethiopia and Sindiso Khumalo from South Africa.
“Earth Matters” is the first major exhibition exploring the ways in which African artists and communitiesmediate their relationship with the land upon which they live, work and frame their days. KibonenNY (KNY) is a fresh fusion of this rich culture with contemporary styles, fabrics and trends. KibonenNY aims to capture an international clientele through its trendy designs, with very sensual silhouettes. KibonenNY explores traditional African fabrics – Wax prints, Tye-dye, Kanga, Mud Cloth, Toghu and Nduop.
She will present a new collection : The “Bamboo Jersey Collection”. It will certainly be amazing so just be there.
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