IMANE AYISSI - ABOUT US
Cameroon-born Imane Ayissi embodies audacity and elegance, fusing her African heritage with the luxury of Parisian haute couture.
Imane Ayissi was born in Cameroon into a family of artists and sportsmen.
At the same time as he embarked on a career as a dancer with the Ballet National du Cameroun, he became involved in fashion – a passion born in the wake of a Miss Cameroon mother – and became a stylist for the country’s largest ready-to-wear workshop.
For several years, he collaborated with major choreographers and international artists such as Patrick Dupont, whose tours and shows took him to the four corners of the globe. At the same time, he continues to design dresses in his homeland.
He moved to Paris in the early 90s. He embarked on a career as a model, modelling for some of the world’s leading luxury brands (Dior, Lanvin, YSL, Valentino, Givenchy, Cardin, Montana…) as well as taking part in advertising campaigns and numerous fashion editorials.
It was at this time that he decided to devote himself fully to his work as a couturier.
Imane Ayissi creates haute-couture pieces, sold to order, and luxury ready-to-wear – distributed in South Africa, Cameroon and Japan.
Imane Ayissi presented her collections at AltaRoma in Rome. He is also a regular at African Fashion Weeks (Fima, Arise in Lagos, Nigeria…). But it’s in Paris, during Paris Haute-Couture Week, that he presents his new collections.