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Kiki Kamanu Set to Showcase Spring/Summer 2014 Collection “The Abyssinian Adventure” at the GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2013



The Abyssinian Adventure Spring Summer Collection by Kiki Kamanu - BellaNaija - October 2013As we gear up for the GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2013, we can only anticipate all the gorgeous couture, eclectic street styles and fabulousity that comes with the fashion week in the heart of Lagos.

Speaking of which, guess who is going to be showcasing an Ethiopian inspired collection at this years LFDW. It’s the eccentric and eponymous design label Kiki Kamanu and it will be unveiling its latest collection tagged “The Abyssian Adventure” Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

Inspired by the designers travel to & around Ethiopia, her new collection was birthed when she discovered the Menen fabric. As the designer watched the weavers working on the Menen fabric by hand, not only was she inspired to incorporate it into her collection, she was also reminded of the century old Akwete and Aso-oke fabric process in the eastern and western Nigeria respectively.

With her discovery of the fabric coupled with the rainbow themed skirts and colourful beads of the Konso women of Ethiopia, Kiki Kamanu was inspired by the warmth and humility of the elegant tribes as they welcomed her into the fabrics of their lives.

We cant wait to see how she incorporates all this inspiration with her signature eclectic pieces.

For more on the GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2013 keep refreshing for more-pre event gist and all the fashion goodness from the 3 day fashion extravaganza.

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  1. Yum

    October 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Ok o the annoying thing about this Lagos fashion and design week is the fact that it has been announced months ago, till this morning there is still no list of designers set to feature in the show and it’s next week or so, naija people with coy attitude smh

  2. Gistyinka Blog

    October 19, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks for the info BN

  3. Chic

    October 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Ohhh this is the chic who had that incredible red wedding
    dress for her wedding in Turkey right…I loved her style

  4. Tosin

    October 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    She’s really creative, I look forward to seeing the new collection. Love KkKmn


    October 21, 2013 at 3:07 am

  6. whocares

    October 21, 2013 at 9:45 am

    ooh is Kiki Kamanu the tall fair skinned lady whose wedding was on BN? if so she is really creative and I cant wait to see what she comes up with. I have never seen any work of hers so I will be waiting for this.

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