Imane Ayissi FW23 “Mguilguidigueu-Mteun” , aka Circle, Couture Collection

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The Ewondo word for circle, “Mguilguidigueu-Mteun,” gave the collection its name and was the starting point for the collection. A little background on the designer: his mother was Miss Cameroon in 1960, he was a dancer, a model, choreographer as well as a published author.

In January 2020 he became the first designer from sub-Saharan Africa to join the haute couture in Paris. I am happy to say that I was present to enjoy his success.



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.