Fashion: African fashion designer “Imane Ayissi” an explosive African fashion icon

Name of fashion designer:- Imane Ayissi
Country of origin:- Cameroon

Imane is an african fashion designer from Cameroon, his works are considered to be one of the most original and ellegant, he deals with luxurious fashion wears and the easily accessible clothing. Imane’s father is a professional boxer, and his mother a one time “Miss Cameroon” in 1960.

Prior to becoming a fashion designer, imane was able to tour some part of the world with the “Ballet National du Cameroun” group as a Ballard dancer. he also worked as a successful model for brands who were making luxurious men’s collection. he was able to work with prolific brands like Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent and Valentino Givenchy etc.

According to “He was also the subject of fashion features, advertising campaigns and artistic projects in fashion shoots by famous photographers”

As an african fashion designer, Imane has a successful brand he calls “couture and prêt-à-porter line”

as with most of our highlighted fashion desingers, Imane seamlessly blend African tribal art in his works he also has a touch of Parisian Haute Couture which he blends with the African tribal arts.

Some of his most notable collaborators are the Swarovski collection of jewelry and accessories he also works with accessible brand such as Multiples (a French pret-à-porter label that sells at affordable prices) or La Redoute. In other words imane is a fashion designer accessible to every category fashion enthusiast

There is a level of Elegance in everything design imane makes,his designs are mostly global but with the touch of African , he tends to go for those stylistic wears that are good for any occasion, the cloths are simple and yet still luxuriously made. It is because of his unique sense of fashion and art that he has been able to cloth some top celebrities and has been able to showcase his clothing in numerous fashion weeks around the continent and outside the continent.

In an article on it was said that;

” garments of Imane Ayissi’s « Couture » and prêt-à-porter lines, meld African traditions and realities with western fashion. His collections, often featuring exotic evocative names (Voodoo Mood, Idoutt…) combine craftsmanship, materials and traditional African art inspirations together with his use of innovative fabrics. There is also often an infusion of typically African-style bricolage or recycling work with references to Parisian Haute Couture and contemporary creativity (Madeleine Vionnet, Cristobal Balenciaga,Yves Saint Laurent or Azzedine Alaïa are some Imane Ayissi references) to create a fashion targeted at an international public”

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