1870’s. KCI says: "White kimono fabric of figured "shibori" silk satin; embroidery of wisteria, chrysanthemum, peony, and Chinese fan motifs in metallic threads ...This dress was remade from a Japanese kimono in London"
African Kimono by Serge Mouangue Cameroonian-born, Tokyo-based designer Serge Mouangue. Blessed to have his designs showcased in Senegal and in Japan. In his own words, "I pursue and observe the complexity of different values and cultural identities in search of threads to weave a fabric which is a blending of these differences.It is not a fusion,I want it to be something else. It should transcend the boundaries of both"cultures. It is a third aesthetic.”