Tina Lobondi is a Congolese fashion designer living in London. Specialized in women high range ready-to-wear, she participated for the second consecutive season in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa in South Africa a few days ago.
This international meeting for stylist designers of the continent was successful for the Congolese who seized the opportunity to start a social action in favor of DR of Congo, her country of origin.
Tina Lobondi is the initiator of “Esimbi”, a campaign for fund raising in favor of her country. In an interview granted to Radio Okapi, she came back on the creation of the project.
“When granting interviews in South Africa, I got many questions on Congo and on my projects (…). With all that is happening in Congo, I just wanted to create something positive. Esimbi is a new sensitization campaign by fashion in order to raise funds for charity that we shall select every four months“, declared the stylist who planned to invest more in her country.
Tina Lobondi has made career in fashion for 7 years. She is designer of the eponym label that has got a real success. The works of the Congolese are already published in several magazines as Marie-Claire and ELLE Magazine.
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO