Label: Nyanga Creations

Designer: Marie

Location: New York, NY

Nyanga = Confident, Swag, Style

NYANGA creations is a fashion label dedicated to bringing you unique
contemporary fashions with the essence of Africa. The word NYANGA is a
Cameroonian word with no direct translation. Rather, it is a concept
understood as meaning anything which looks good.
The Cameroonian expression “Make Nyanga” can even be translated as “Turn Your Swag On”… 

When you think “NYANGA”, think Elegance, Style, Beauty and even “Swag”….

Nyanga Creations  – “Dare to be Different, Make Nyanga”….Enjoy..


Nyanga  Creations Facebook Page

Originally from Cameroon, Marie Guessou is the designer
behind NYANGA creations, an African fashion label based in NYC. Inspired by her
African heritage, Japanese anime and affinity for beautiful clothes, Marie
Guessou took up fashion design as a hobby, in her childhood.
“I’ve been sketching outfits since I was about 7, living in
Cameroon. My mother was (and still is) very supportive of my hobby. As a child,
she encouraged me to design outfits which she would make and I would wear with
pride to various events.”
After relocating to NYC solo, she bought her first sewing
machine in 2009 and converted half of her basement apartment into her sewing
space. Then in the spring of 2010, the opportunity presented itself and NYANGA
creations was born.
“NYANGA creations is the culmination of a life-long hobby
which I now realize, has the potential to be successful.”

After showcasing her designs at events and competitions
around the country, and receiving positive feedback and criticism, Marie is
ready to turn her hobby into a business.
“I know there is a market for my clothes because I get
several requests from individuals around the country, and I’ve even gotten a couple
from people in other countries like Canada and England. It has become clear
that I need to evolve my current production process in order to meet the
demand, which is why I’ve decided to launch a Kickstarter project.”
Her Kickstarter project is a fundraising initiative where
individuals from anywhere can pledge any dollar amount towards the project goal.
The goal for Marie’s Kickstarter is $5000 which might seem like a stretch,
until you actually break it down.
“I always say ‘many hands do light work’ so if 100 people
pledge just $25, or 250 people pledge $10, that will put us halfway through to
our goal.”
For each pledge made, there are great rewards which include posters,
t-shirts, accessories, tote bags and much more, plus outfits from a NYANGA
creations collection. The project ends on August 17th, so all
support is needed as soon as possible.
For more information please visit Marie’s Kickstarter page
at the link below:

The Nyanga KickStarter Page…..

Support our Camer sister.With Kickstarter it is all or nothing..She either raises her goal or she looses everything.So let’s get the “Backers” rolling on

I consider this sort of  a pre-order for the new collection..Help this amazing young lady raise money to realize her dream…Thumbs up Marie..Keep up the great work!!

OK people, have a wonderful weekend..Looking forward to a great one!


Author: IRepCamer

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