Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ciaafrique Exclusive interview with Côté Minou

Check out my interview with the ladies that are making news in today's African fashion. Côté Minou is definitely one my favorite African fashion label.The designs are young, fierce and fabulous and of course i can't wait to be part of one of their fashion show.

Hello, I am very excited to have you on my blog.

Ciaa:How and why did you start your own line?

CM: I think it was over a telephone call two summers ago. We wandered off topic and started raving over our secret obsession with drawing clothes and turning it into a lifestyle.

Ciaa:Did you study fashion design in school?

CM: No actually we did not; Architecture & Biology- Maryanne and Stephanie respectively.

Ciaa: Who are your favorite African designers?

CM: We are fans of Alphadi and Louise Niamen.

Ciaa: How did you come up with the name Côté Minou ?

CM: Well Côté is french for corner, side. Minou is a combination of both myself and Stephanie's nick names. Therefore Côté Minou is where Stephanie and Maryanne meet.

Ciaa: What is the inspiration behind your designs?

CM: Africa its culture as well a number of other aspects. Rhythm, geometry, structure, pattern, texture, nature, music, in general. All with a mix of modern and traditional concepts.

Ciaa: Do you plan on expending in the future like having an online store , or a regular store?

CM: Yes..Yes....we intend to be featured in a number of stores in the US cities and other countries. We would also like to have our own boutique.

Ciaa:What are your plans for the next 5 years?

CM: E-Commerce Website, Being available at stores, Having a fashion house, Fashion Weeks, traveling, numerous editorial shoots, and many more fashion features.

Ciaa:I'm not a size 0 or 4, so do you have clothes for all body types?

CM: Yes we do. We have for any size. We normally readily have sizes 0-12 but we can customize any style for anyone at the same style price.

Ciaa:Where can our readers go in case they would like to purchase your clothes?

CM: We are available on Facebook. We have a group by the name
Côté Minou . People can also contact us at after viewing some of our works on our blog We will be launching our website in a few weeks.

Ciaa:Last but not least what do you think of The African fashion ?

CM: It is growing very fast and people are definitely watching....This we are very excited about

Ciaa: Thank you very much for your time, you are a great inspiration for all of us and I wish you all the best for any future project.

CM: Thank you Ciaa u and best wishes to you and your audience as well.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you all for taking the time to comment.