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Lupita Nyong’o dressed by Cameroonian designer KibonenNY

Lupita Nyong’o Dazzles in Cameroonian designer KibonenNY on prime time TV

The name KibonenNY definitely is no new name in the fashion scene.
After her internet breaking feature on Humans of New York and Blake Lively’s shout out of her designs on Instagram after reading her story on HONY, the Cameroonian born and New York based designer has been on a run.


Lupita in Kibonen on the Ellen Show

On Wednesday 22nd of September Lupita Nyong’o visited the Ellen Degeneres show to promote her new movie Queen of Katwe. She wore one of KibonenNY’s pieces – Supreme Wax print spaghetti strap cropped top and palazzo pants .

Lupita in Kibonen FY for the Ellen Show

Lupita’s wardrobe choices for the promotion of this new movie have been african inspired pieces with matching head wraps. This corresponds with her third Vogue cover where she said “ I want to create opportunities for people of color”; and coincides with the opening of the African American History Museum.

For her appearance on Good Morning America and on Monday September 26th 2017, again Lupita wore a KibonenNY signature outfit – Blue Neoprene fitted midi dress with the signature “toghu” embroidery.
Hardly have we seen an A-lister wear two separate outfits done by the same designer and appear on the biggest media platforms.

Lupita in Kibonen FY 1

This is such an honor for an emerging designer.

These pieces can be found on

Admittedly KibonenNY had already made a good impression in marking her entry on the catwalks of major fashion shows in 2012 for the South Africa Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Here is a small flash back on her models at that time for that event…

KibonenNY for South Africa Mercedes Benz Fashion Week


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