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Women You Should Know: Kiki Kamanu

Kiki Kamanu is the face of her eponymous label which was birthed when she began revitalizing her twin sister’s clothes at age eleven. While with the Ford modeling agency in Boston, she had the honor of modeling for several designers including Chanel, and Gucci

Kiki Kamanu is the face of her eponymous label which was birthed when she began revitalizing her twin sister’s clothes at age eleven.

While with the Ford modeling agency in Boston, she had the honor of modeling for several designers including Chanel, and Gucci. Kiki received her education in Nigeria, the United States, and France; and her facility with languages has served her well in travels across Europe and elsewhere. That Kiki is at home in any culture – over 50 far flung
destinations in 5 continents and counting – is reflected in the diversity of her creations. That she draws inspiration from a myriad of sources is evident in her skillful blending of styles, textures, and fabrics from around the globe. Italian leathers melt into elegant Thai and Indian silks with splashes of Dutch wax prints and intricate details hand beaded by West African artisans.

To the benefit of fashion iconoclasts everywhere, Kiki left her role as a Neurosurgery Program Coordinator at Harvard to devote her energy to producing well-crafted exclusive creations while espousing the principles of fair trade.  Kiki Kamanu's lively fashion fusions are available in limited editions for discerning men and women seeking superior personal style in casuals and formal wear. Her eclectic collections offer vibrant accessories including sassy shoes, totes and handbags.

Kiki Kamanu’s distinctive chic has been featured on runways including Calabar Carnival, Lost in Lagos and Sleek.  Most recently, the eclectic American-Nigerian designer Kiki Kamanu presented her latest unconventional collection at London Fashion Week (fashionmavericks.com) and the ARISE Magazine Fashion Week (arisemagazine.net).  She and/or her designs have appeared in major American, Nigerian and Turkish media, including CNN International. She has developed a faithful following in Nigeria, United States, Persian Gulf, United Kingdom and indeed throughout the world!

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