Inspired by the prestigious Toghu design of the Highlands people of Western Cameroon and willing to divert from the usual West African fabrics she employed in her past collections, Ebangha Nkwanyuo the Creative Director of EB Kreations was filled by the burden to do a proudly Cameroonian ready to wear collection entitled "Contri"
“The Toghu is our local Cameroonian design with a rich illustration of the gong and other cultural symbols on the print.” Ebangha explained.
“The "contri closs" [country clothes] as locally known has been poorly represented in my country. Young people will say it’s for the old people. The bourgeoisie North Westerners use it to portray luxury and royalty but I believe it’s part of our identity as Cameroonians and we should all toe the line and identify ourselves with it.”
"This is a proudly Cameroonian collection in which I designed simple ready to wear pieces fused with a modern elegance to cut across all age groups. With the right attitude, these outfits can be worn to work, cocktails, church and casual visits." Further stated Ebangha.
Check out the pieces below...
|Ebangha Nkwanyuo, designer|
|Ebangha & Muenge (Zaron Cosmetics)|
Makeup: Muenge for Zaron