|Nick, Simone and family at the Nigeria fashion week 2011,Going Green|
Simone Monu is an Austrian national married to the other half MONU & MONU Ltd, Nigerian born international Actor/Director Nick Monu.
After initial training in Fashion in her home Austria, Simone attended the World renowned London School of Fashion where she first learnt and fell in love with West African strip cloth.
In her native land she spent over ten years working as a designer in two of the Worlds most famous theaters, the Staatsoper Wien and the Burgtheater. This "theater period" gave Simone an invaluable understanding of the history and techniques of clothes making through the ages and across cultures.
Simone draws, cuts on the dummy and her early training as a seamstress means she can also make to the highest standards and more importantly in the Nigerian context, pass on her skills to her local staff. Simone Monu is "haute couture designer par excellence”.
MONU & MONU FASHION has participated in many shows locally (Nigeria fashion week 2011) and internationally. Recently, MONU & MONU FASHION launched their AFRICAN DIRNDL line at the AMREF fashion show Salzburg, Austria. Pictures of the fashion show below.