Nigerian/American designer Kiki Kamanu unveiled her new AW11 collection on the Fashion Mavericks platform during London Fashion Week. Kamanu presented a bright, eclectic and vibrant collection, fusing inspirations from the African and Asian continent. It was very evident that Kamanu wanted to reflect her cultural roots, whilst combining her love for rich Asian fabrics. “I took inspiration from India using a lot of Lhasa fabrics and everywhere else that I have experienced in the past few years.” In an age where there is no such thing as purity of expression and form, where everything is readily available to be mixed, Kamanu’s collection was certainly an adventurous mash-up cultures, fun and love.
The collection had a nice mix of wraps for the chill, skirts, sexy, edgy cut dresses and interesting accessories with fun detail. Kiki Kamanu’s clothes are for the women who as Kamanu explained “expects to walk into a room and be noticed, who knows how to turn on and off her sex appeal, most of all my clothes are for confident woman and for those who want to get there, so once you wear a Kiki Kamanu piece is transform you.”