Aline and Leonard met at a very young age in Cameroon, at the high school. Leonard’s father is owner of many shops in the field of printed fabric. He was therefore born in the fabric, grew up in the fabric. While some of his brothers continued in the family business, he chose to continue his studies in the field. So he went to study in Germany where he obtained his degree as a textile chemical engineer. Aline has been passionate about fashion since her early childhood. As the daughter of a baker, she takes more from her mother who used to sell children’s clothes. Aline choose for a multi-skill studies, hence her choice for innovation technologies. The family has grown since 2008 and today 3 little girls now share their every day life: Noémie, Léonelle and Seliyah.
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MAWANDI draws its inspiration from its African origins, from traditional fashion, to create a fashion with a modern touch. The desire is to make this style a global model that goes beyond an identity. The concept is to offer colorful and joyful clothes. These can be combined both subtly and simply with other clothes and accessories for everyday life, as well as for special events. Dressing well but differently, MAWANDI highlights the particularity of its creations and demonstrates the diversity of the clothing style.