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 blogger, reporting on trends piqued my interest and I later found myself assisting celebrity stylists with their clients. I quickly built my own clientele with several musicians. While working as an aspiring stylist, I also sought opportunities to work in film and television. My work on independent features and episodics led me to the incomparable 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 Duverynay on Jay Z's "Family Feud" ft. Beyonce Knowles. I designed the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards with comedienne Tiffany Haddish, created an exciting new look for Disney's latest live-action comedy "Gabby Duran". All 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.

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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.