The word "kimono" literally means a "thing to wear". What sounds translated rather casual, is an important leftover from Japanese tradition and a respectful bow towards ancient culture. Cameroonian artist, interior and industrial designer Serge Mouangue was bold enough to experiment with the oldest untouched symbol - the Kimono: "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 difference."
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