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The graphics Kuba region Kasai, Congo. Jackets red geranium super 150 inspired by Fela Kuti and his music, the atmosphere Afro Beat. The embroideries Bogolan and their symbolic meaning as the friezes on shirts. The pinstripes with stylized Djembe drums. In Paul Roger Zenam is the heart of Africa, moved to the western aesthetic sensibility.
The spark was Stella Jean and the aesthetic philosophy of métissage. For non-fashionistas: we speak of designer Italian-Haitian, after having trod the podium of Who is on next ?, the talent scouting competition promoted by AltaRoma in collaboration with Vogue Italy, has gone mad on the most prestigious covers of fashion thanks to its style melting pot that fuses ilbon ton 50 'the Creole tradition, not to mention the couture details typical of his being Italian. But no, this time it is not the protagonist Jean Star article. Instead, Paul Roger Tanonkou, Cameroonian designer and self-taught computer science graduate who in 2004 launched "for the sheer pleasure of it," her first collection. Art has always been home to the designer grew among the fabrics and colors of Africa: a seamstress mother, a father, a photographer, a passion for singing, the search for new born admiration for the established brand, Italian and international. Globetrotter, from Paris he moved to Milan where, for three years now, promoting his brand: Zenam. Translated literally from Bamiléké dialect, the word Zenam means "sunshine" and located in the vibrant colors and stylistic choices of Paul Roger Tanonkou expression un'Afro Couture absolutely essential. "Il ya quelque chose de sauvage dans ma mode" (there is something wild in my fashion), he tells the designer to Cameroonian Artribune, "which is typical of African culture and colonial comes from the heritage that my country carries inside ". Tanonkou you define a product of colonization to the memory of which has responded with a form of revenge that expresses the essentiality, young and fresh, its collections.