KanKan – The Grace of the Islands Through High Fashion

KanKan – The Grace of the Islands Through High Fashion

Inspired from the islands of the Seychelles, KanKan is a high fashion brand that is reflective of the paradisaic elements of the islands with a stylishly elegant flair. The creole word for ‘spreading the word’, the brand features unique collections of clothing, jewellery and tableware. Karine Dupouy, the fashion designer who created the brand says that the KanKan woman is a sophisticated and elegant dresser with a busy lifestyle who demands designs of the highest quality but yet with comfort on holiday.

‘I want to take my designs and Seychelles fashion to an international level and that is why I strictly add Seychelles to my branding guidelines. I couldn’t think of anywhere else to live, my heart belongs here.’

Born in Mauritius but raised in Seychelles, Karine graduated from the London fashion school Central Saint Martins and wants to make a big contribution to the fashion world both in Seychelles and beyond.


Elegance and beauty is apparent in the collections, which seemingly have two main categories; Ready to Wear and Haute Couture. The ready to wear collection contains summer dresses, kaftans and tops in subtly printed cotton, perfect for the warm summer season and the elegant, classic evening wear jumps out at you as you marvel at the attention to detail and romance in every stitch. The designs and outfits are unique and any woman wearing these designs will surely stand out from the crowd.

Karine carefully selects all her beautiful silk fabrics from India and Turkey, to ensure the best quality. There’s an artistic process that involves pouring her heart and soul into each design, from the fabric purchase, the designing phase, and then to the hanger.

As soon as I see a fabric I can visualise the garment in my head. I used to favour black fabrics but am moving away from this shade recently.

The coral and palm inspired print of the summer dresses and kaftans, become the bare essential to your summer wardrobe and holiday.

Jewellery Collection

Jewellery that can transport you to another world is very rare, KanKan is able to gently touch the fine divide between the tropics, luxury and elegance and crystallise them into gorgeous unique collections. The fine dance between the gold plated shells and the crystals, tells the story of the lush tropics and colours of the islands.

‘The leading exotic fashion label exudes elegance and luxury’

The ‘Delicate Vanity Her’ statement necklace is made with beautiful crochet crystals in light a gold color and large centerpiece crystal beads and a Nickel free Adjustable size made in Italy. It also features the popular gold plated charm bracelet featuring the coral life of the oceans of Seychelles, or the coral and shell bracelet with a silver chain.

Breath in the ocean with the intricate earrings featuring starfish designs and gold plated seashells.’

KanKan Home

Create a warm and inviting home! Inspired from the Seychelles, KanKan has introduced its tableware and homeware designs that will brighten the home.

The Kankan tableware sets help to create the perfect dining table and complement your tableware with a twist of individuality and creativity. The 100% Linen table set will add a fantastic flourish of style to your dinner table and is a perfect choice for a dinner party with friends. This would make wonderful special gift for someone who adores entertaining, or just has a passion for food and all its trimmings.

The beautiful colours and fusion of the contemporary and tropical designs makes the collection the perfect gift or souvenir from the Seychelles. The set includes one table matt, two reversible coasters and one napkin. Each set comes inside a linen bag with a large embroidery of the brand.  The range also includes beautiful handmade glass vases and uniquely designed bowls, cutlery, cups and glasses.

Shop KanKan at the different Boutiques:

Location Kings Gate House

Opening Hours : Monday – Friday

9.30 am – 5.30 pm

Saturday : 9.30 am – 2 pm

The Seychelles International Airport Duty Free & the Ephelia Resort