Ghanaian-American Fashion Designer Mimi Plange recently had a chat with the folks at Clever Podcast about her career.
Plange spoke about moving to the US as a child, how she looks to Ghana for historical research and creative inspiration, working with fashion labels belonging to Jay Z and Beyonce, dressing Former First Lady of America, Michelle Obama, visiting the White House and a lot more.
Mimi Plange launched her own ready-to-wear label in 2010, after a decade working in the New York fashion industry.
She is a graduate of the San Francisco Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and holds a degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. She has received acclaim for her work in the fashion industry, winning such accolades as International Emerging Designer of the Year in 2011 at the Mercedes-Benz Africa Fashion Week held inSouth Africa. The year after, she was named Designer of the Year.
She also won Mayor Bloomberg’s Design Entrepreneurs Award in New York in 2012.
Last year, she took part in the Celebration of Design Event hosted by Michelle Obama at the White House.
Mimi Plange’s designs have been worn by the likes of Former First Lady of US, Michelle Obama, Vanessa Hudgens, Serena Williams, Rihanna, Paris Hilton, Michelle Trachtenberg and Janelle Monae, and many amazing women across the globe.
Her work has been featured in The New York Times, T Magazine, Vogue.com, Ebony Magazine, Vogue UK, Vogue
India, WWD, Harpers Bazar, Marie Claire, Essence, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Nylon Magazine.