Designer Spotlight: Mimi Plange

“Garments are a reflection of mood and energy. They have an appealing, understated glamour that emphasizes substance and the highest quality, rather than image.” – Mimi Plange

Preach! I could not agree more with the sentiments of Ghanaian born designer Mimi Plange. Although raised in Southern California, Mimi’s designs are well worthy of the New York and European runways alike. Inspired by Victorian and African historical fashion, Mimi Plange launched Boudoir D’Huîtres in 2007. Since then, Mimi has continued to set trends and bring African design aesthetic to the forefront. Take a look at her Autumn/Winter 2010 collection as she sits down to talk with Poppie Mphuthing of E News Africa.

I had the honor of working with Mimi during her Fall 2011 Fashion Week presentation where she re-launched her clothing line under her own name, Mimi Plange. Trust me when I say that this woman is an artìst! Using only the highest quality fabrics and with impeccable attention to detail, Mimi Plange never fails to deliver a collection that is unique, elegant, and timeless. In just four years, her designs have adorned the likes of Rihanna & Paris Hilton, and have been featured in The New York Times and Vogue online.

Designer Mimi Plange poses with models wearing looks from her Fall 2011 collection (Photo credit: WireImage)

Hand Beaded Multi-Color Trim with Swarovski Crystal Trim (Photo credit: WireImage)

Silk Knit Jumpsuit & Wool/Cotton/Mohair Cape with Leather (Photo credit: WireImage)

Designer Mimi Plange with Vogue Editor-At-Large Andre Leon Talley. (Photo credit: WireImage)

In the future, you will see Mimi’s eponymous collection expand to include handbags, accessories, shoes, luggage AND perfume! Definitely something to be excited about!

Until then, you can purchase & learn more about Mimi Plange at www.mimiplange.com , watch some behind the scenes videos and interviews on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/user836594 and be sure to follow her on Twitter @MIMIPLANGE

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About Sylvia I.

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