Imane Ayissi : Beauty x Eco-responsibility




For his Autumn Winter 2023 – 2024 collection, Imane Ayissi is in pure search of lines, shapes, volumes, movements, colours and textures, without forgetting her ecological commitment.


A quest for beauty


The starting point for this collection was the discovery of works by the painter Paul Chmaroff in the Thierry Schneider collection. Despite his unfamiliarity with the painter, who comes from a Russian background, he was instantly able to appreciate the beauty of this painting.



这个系列的出发点是在Thierry Schneider的收藏中发现了画家Paul Chmaroff的作品。尽管伊曼对这位来自俄罗斯的画家并不熟悉,但他一眼就被画作的美感所触动。



His reflection is on the fact that the search for beauty transcends cultural differences and is, on the contrary, what binds all members of humanity together.

Everywhere in the world, the beginning of a graphic work is always a set of lines and curves, a line and a circle (Mguilguidigueu-Mteun in the Ewondo language of Cameroon). Every creator can recognise themselves in the work of another creator.


Echoing the work of Paul Chmaroff, this collection is above all a pure search for lines, shapes, volumes, movements, colours and textures.

The stitching is done by Marcello Costa’s team, one of the most creative in the world for fashion weeks.







与保罗-克马洛夫(Paul Chmaroff)的作品相呼应,伊曼2023-2024秋冬系列则是对线条、形状……的纯粹探索。

走秀化妆由Marcello Costa的团队来负责,该团队是巴黎时装周最具创造力的团队之一。


Ecology and beauty

are being reconciled…


Sustainable fashion is now perceived as compatible with style and aesthetics, according to the IFM study.

Convinced that fashion can be a vector for eco-responsible change, Imane Ayissi uses natural materials that have a low impact on the environment.

A trailblazer, Imane Ayissi was the first designer to use Ecobamboo fibre during Paris Fashion Week.

Bamboo has been cultivated in China for over 7,000 years. ECOBAMBOO is a new green fibre produced by the Jilin Chemical Fibre Group from high quality bamboo, representing innovation in bamboo cultivation in the 21st century!


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For this collection, Imane has used the finest bamboo fibre fabrics. Production has obtained the dark green shirt label in the Hot Button CANOPY 2022 report, SA8000 standards and OEKO-Tex Standard 100, OEKO-STeP, with vegetable dyeing.

The international members of the Bamboo Union came to Paris to support this ecological commitment.



天竹纤维所选择的竹子材料得到了FSC和ORGANIC国际标准的认证。天竹纤维ECOBAMBOO的生产在2022年已被全球环保最权威的CANOPY报告中被授予30个纽扣和Hot Button 的深绿色衬衫标签。天竹纤维ECOBAMBOO的生产重视清洁能源的使用,拥有LCA国际标签,获得了SA8000OEKO-Tex Standard100认证。




Exclusive meeting with

Imane Ayissi




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Why did you dare to be the first designer to use this new type of raw material: Ecobamboo fibre?


I’m quite daring. If you always wait for others to do the first tests, sometimes you will also miss out on something.

In this project, I like being the first to take the plunge. This new material, bamboo, is excellent. So you have to work with it and manipulate it. You have to see what you can do to make the creations.

When you see the material itself, the falls and the colours too, it’s very beautiful and pleasant. Isn’t it interesting in terms of comfort?  It’s very soft to the touch. This drape speaks to me.


This material speaks to you?


Of course . When I look at fabrics, there are some that speak to me, like these bamboo crepes and satins.

I think the fabric is very nice and soft. The graves are quite incredible in terms of the material itself.

So I made shapes on the Stockman to see what can be done with it. I look at the volumes and shapes. I manipulate them a bit on the stockman and the sheets.

The inspiration? For example, this draped shape: there’s a Greek feel to it. But it’s also mostly African, the way African ladies drape themselves in fabrics. There’s a graphic side to it. I think it’s very elegant.


How important is sustainable fashion to you?


The whole world is interested in sustainable fashion. It’s becoming like a duty. For me, it is important to apply myself to this exercise to be able to commit myself in my own way and to make models with fabrics like bamboo that pollute much less. I think this is important for today’s world.


Creativity is a language of peace?


As a fashion designer, we send messages with our creations, including the dresses which carry messages.

I made the verses with the dresses to send the messages. Everything is written in the shapes, volumes and colours. It’s like when a painter paints a picture, you have to be able to read it with your eyes.

When you look at certain dresses, you can understand the designer’s vision. You can read the details of certain messages that are written «in» the dress. Or even the way the dress is described. There are things you can perceive. It’s important for me, fashion designers have a role to play for peace.


Are you interested in China?


I’m originally from Cameroon. But today, we have all become citizens of the world.  China is very involved in Africa. In Cameroon, there are many Chinese. So it’s important that I take an interest in China. I have worked with Chinese people and some Chinese stars.

The world is linked. We must not forget that we are linked. There is history, travel, language and also words, a lot of things that link us. It is important that we take an interest in others today.

We are called to function together. I am interested in this Chinese culture which I find very rich.


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你需要看到材料本身,坠感和颜色,这是非常美丽和愉快的体验。 而舒适度,也很有趣。它的触感是非常的柔软。我对这个竹纤维材料有感觉。





















世界是相互联系在一起的。我们绝不能忘记我们其实是有联系的。历史 、旅行、语言 、还有文字,很多东西都能把我们联系起来。今天我们需要对他人感兴趣,我们需要共同发挥作用。是的,我对中国文化感兴趣,它非常的丰富。



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