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Ayanna James Kimani

Stylist & Costume Designer
Ayanna James Kimani is a stylist and award-winning costume designer with a knack for style and precision. Originally born in Jamaica, she moved to southern Florida in the early 90s. It was there she developed her love for patterns, textures, and storytelling through wardrobe. She has designed custom looks for local Miami dance and model groups; worked with music royalty including Usher, Jidenna and B.O.B.; and collaborated with Issa Rae on her web series Awkward Black Girl before joining her as costume director on the Emmy- and Golden Globe–nominated Insecure. She was recently named “The Tastemaker” on Refinery 29’s “New Black List.”