Ayanna James-Kimani
Ayanna James-Kimani
Costume Designer


Sharp and intentional.


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I'm Ayanna James-Kimani, Costume Designer & Storyteller..


My journey began as a blogger. I was blogging on trends that piqued my interest and I soon after found myself assisting celebrity stylists with their clients. I quickly built my own clientele with several musicians. While working as a budding fashion stylist, I also pursued opportunities to work in film and television. My work on independent features and webseries led me to the talented Issa Rae, whom 3 years later offered me the title of Costume Designer for 3 seasons of HBO's hit show, Insecure. Insecure is most notably known for its sharp comedy, great soundtrack and stunning wardrobe. I've also had the pleasure of working with Ava Duvernay on Jay Z's "Family Feud" ft. Beyonce. I designed the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards with comedienne Tiffany Haddish, and created an exciting new look for Disney's latest live-action comedy "Gabby Duran & The Unsittables" Pilot. All this before signing on to design Season 4 of Queen Sugar, produced by Oprah Winfrey.

I love telling stories through wardrobe, sparking interest through clothing and I'm a huge advocate for emerging designers of color and sustainable brands. I enjoy connecting the audiences to characters with fashion and style and playing a part in leaving an indelible mark on anyone watching. Welcome to my little corner of the internet.

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I'm Jamaican. Spanish Town, St. Catherine to be exact!

Former Rattler. (Shout out to Florida A&M University)

I'm a newlywed! 01/01/18

I bought my first television at 32.