KIRU’MONO by Mademoiselle Jan a French Cameroonian

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KIRU’MONO is a unisex, ethical, ethnic sustainable brand created by a French Cameroonian designer. Mademoiselle Jan is passionate about Kimonos, a garment that she says is a tribute to her great grandmother, her grandmother and her mother who wore Kimonos under all circumstances. In western Cameroon they wear kimonos for ceremonies and that is where Mademoiselle Jan developed her love for the Kimono.

The brand KIRU’MONO is the crossbreeding of African culture, Japanese aesthetics and French elegance and was created last year. The impulse for the collection arrived during a trip to Guadeloupe as did the idea to use African fabric. The Afro-Japanese brand KIRU’MONO with the Kimono as a common thread. It is made in France so in fact there is no one Japanese involved in the brand. The garments are hand made and one of a kind using African textiles. Although Mademoiselle Jan is from Cameroon, she has many Japanese customers who love her kimonos and the mix of two completely different cultures.

Miss Jan is the creator of the brand KIRU’MONO, by the brand she wishes to step outside of her origins and chose this Japanese garment which symbolizes distinction and elegance all over the world.

Created in 2019, KIRU’MONO is the crossbreeding of African culture,
Japanese aesthetics and French elegance.

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Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.

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