Lupita Nyong’o is one of Africa’s most celebrated stars. She was born in Mexico from Kenyan parents. Lupita is the first Kenyan to win an Oscar, the first African actress to win Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the first Mexican-born actress to win an Oscar.
Are awards all there’s is to know about Lupita? She’s got quite a lot to her credit from acting to dressing style.
Lupita Nyong’o knows how to bring her A-game, be it on the red carpet or on the streets. One thing she never leaves behind is her roots. Even if she’s putting on a Ralph Lauren Cape dress or a custom-made Calvin Klein dress dripping with 6000 pearls, her afro hair always stands out. With her new movie “Queen of Katwe” gaining more public recognition, she has been rocking and promoting Kibonen NY. Kibonen NY is a clothing brand owned by Cameroonian Fashion designer Kibonen Nfi.
Stepping out in Manhattan, Lupita Nyong’o wore a $180 Kibonen NY Diprene Blue Black Dress. The dress with its handwoven designs around the neckline and knee garners inspiration from the traditional attire of the North West people of Cameroon.
The formfitting dress flattered her body shape as well as her dark beautiful skin. She pulled the look off with a head wrap (which has been one of her fashion statements these days), sunglasses and ruby red Paul Andrew heels.
This is the second time (to the best of our knowledge) that Lupita Nyong’o is rocking a Kibonen NY design. A week ago, she wore a Kibonen NY Spaghetti trap top and Palazzo pants which cost between $80-$110, to the Ellen DeGeneres show. Not leaving out her favourite accessory of the moment- the head wrap.