THE FASHION INDUSTRY HAS BECOME DISTORTED AND CONFUSED.
WELCOME TO ‘UNFASHION’
‘UNFASHION’ IS A ‘PROJECT’ BY DESIGNER, MIMI PLANGE THAT EXPLORES THE CURRENT STATE OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY. IT’S A REBELLION AGAINST THE STATUS QUO AND THOSE IN POWER WHO ARE IN RESISTANCE TO CHANGE. IT’S A NEW DAY, THE CONSUMERS ARE NOW FULLY IN CHARGE.
‘UNFASHION’ IS A MOVEMENT. IT IS THE VOICE OF THE RENEGADE, THE FASHION OUTSIDER. IT IS THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR CONSUMERS TO TAP INTO THE SLEEPING UNICORN INSIDE EVERYONE OF US. MIMI PLANGE’S REFURBISHED AND RECYCLED COLLECTION IS INSPIRED BY A MIX OF TRADITIONAL NUBA BODY PAINTING CONTRASTED WITH VINTAGE BRITISH PUNK.
THIS PREDOMINANTLY LEATHER COLLECTION SHOWCASES HAND PAINTING AND EMBELLISHMENTS THAT REFERENCE TRADITIONAL AFRICAN BODY ADORNMENT. WE PUSH BEYOND THE STEREOTYPICAL IDEAS OF AFRICAN INSPIRED FASHION AND CREATE A HIGH END COLLECTION THAT FLIRTS WITH MODERN DAY LUXURY IN A NEW AND REFRESHING WAY.
Guided by the principle she refers to as “The Democratization of Luxury”,
Mimi Plange creates clothes that are very much inspired by the modern American luxury
sportswear tradition, with an infusion of dark romance and aimed at the
new, international and democratically-minded luxury consumer.
Africa remains a limitless font of inspiration for the Ghanaian-born designer, who
constantly seeks out the unusual and the lyrical found in African traditions,
landscapes and lore, and reinterprets these themes in a refreshingly modern way.
“It’s about establishing a new point of view in luxury by capturing the creativity of ancient African civilizations,” says Plange.
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 in
South Africa. The year after, she was named Designer of the Year.
She was also won Mayor Bloomberg’s Design Entrepreneurs Award in
New York in 2012.
Mimi Plange has collaborated with famed shoe designer, Manolo Blahnik, iconic Furniture brand, Roche Bobois, and most recently Instagram.
In 2016, 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 First Lady Michelle Obama, Vanessa Hudgens,
Serena Williams, Rihanna, Viola Davis, Alyssa Milano, Michelle Trachtenberg, 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.
black forest skateboard art deck
A collection of African masquerade masks and symbols in an enchanted floral garden.
Skateboard Deck features 7 ply hardwood maple and signature Mimi Plange Black Forest print.
Size: 8.38in x 31.75in
mami wata’s kingdom skateboard art deck
An underwater world of unicorn zebras and bunny rabbits are collaged together to form a fairy tale kingdom fit for the supreme goddess of the seas, Mami Wata, a west African deity.
Skateboard Deck features 7 ply hardwood maple and signature Mimi Plange Mami Wata Kingdom print.
Size: 8.38in x 31.75in