The Cameroonian designer Serge Mouangue has collaborated with a kimono designer, Kururi to put together a collection of limited edition traditional kimonos made in traditional African wax print fabrics from Nigeria and Senegal. The collection is the first in the ‘Wafrica‘ series. Serge is a concept car designer for Nissan based in Tokyo and joined forces with Kururi a Tokyo based kimono maker to create 18 pieces.
The idea behind the collaboration was to explore the parallels that exist between the African and Japanese cultures.
“I pursue and observe the complexity of different values and cultural identities in search of threads to weave a fabric which is a blending of these differences.”
The resulting images are absolutely stunning and we can’t wait to see further exploration as intimated by the designer.