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Article Published on: 20TH JAN 2023 | www.demodemagazine.com
Imane Ayissi (born 1969) is a Cameroonian dancer, performer, model, and haute couture fashion designer.
He moved to France in the 1990s and worked as a model for Dior, Givenchy, and Lanvin. Ayissi founded his own label in 2004. His designs have been worn by Zendaya and Angela Bassett. He is a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.
He is the first black African designer to have his designs shown on the Paris haute couture catwalk. Only two other African designers have shown at the Paris show: Alphadi (Nigeria) in 2004 and Noureddine Amir (Morocco) in 2018.