Anyango Mpinga is an award-winning fashion designer who was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Formally trained in media studies, she graduated with a B.A. in social communication with a minor in radio production, and worked in the media industry as an event and public relations manager at the beginning of her career.
In 2011, she was inspired to take her love for fashion beyond a hobby, and began her clothing line with the vision to create a brand that is synonymous with elegance, authenticity and style.
In 2015, she relaunched eponymously as part of a growing slow fashion movement, which emphasizes a more conscious consumption of fashion products, focusing on a clean, transparent supply chain that is sustainable and ethical.
Mpinga’s influences are drawn from her spiritual life as a Bahá’í, her love for the arts, her travels and her rich multi-cultural heritage. As her brand continues to evolve, the designer has been recognized internationally—in both 2015 and 2017, she was nominated for Designer of the Year at the Kenya Fashion Awards, and in 2016, she received the She Trades Collective (ITC Geneva) International Design Award. Mpinga’s work is a testament of her love for art in motion while creating sustainable incomes for the artisans she works with across the globe.
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