African-born, Tokyo-based, the beautiful mind behind these lovely kimonos is Serge Mouangue. Blessed to have his designs showcased in Senegal and in Japan, his work has created quite an exciting buzz in the fashion community. Serge says that as an artist, he explores and observes the complexities hidden within cultures, and then seeks to weave the disparate threads to create new art. Here is a link to his website, WAFRICA.com, where you may enjoy more of his work and see two videos of his shows in Dakar and Tokyo. Pay close attention to the final dress featured in the Dakar show. Anyone who can sew a whole gorgeous gown/kimono out of weave and hair extensions is a baaaaaaaaaaaaad sewing mamajama!