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2015 FACE List Honorees

Mimi Plange

Fashion Award

Ghanaian-born and Southern California raised Mimi Plange began her eponymous luxury ready-to-wear brand, “Mimi Plange,” in 2010 with a desire to create American sportswear inspired by the creativity of lost African civilizations and the romance of the Victorian Era.

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Ghanaian-born and Southern California raised Mimi Plange began her eponymous luxury ready-to-wear brand, “Mimi Plange,” in 2010 with a desire to create American sportswear inspired by the creativity of lost African civilizations and the romance of the Victorian Era.

Mimi Plange graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Architecture and minor in Dramatic Arts. Upon completion of her studies, she decided her heart belonged to designing clothes rather than buildings and soon enrolled in San Francisco’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

To fulfill her dream of becoming a fashion designer, Plange packed her bags and headed to New York City. Starting as a merchandiser for a jewelry firm, Plange went on to work as a designer for various sportswear brands for 11 years, before establishing her own fashion consulting firm “SB&P Designs, LLC”, now the parent company of “Mimi Plange”.

Since its inception, “Mimi Plange” has been featured in The New York Times, T Magazine, Vogue.com, Vogue UK,Vogue India, WWD, Harpers Bazaar,ELLE, Marie Claire, Glamour Magazine,Cosmopolitan, Time Out Dubai, Genlux,Nylon, Zink, and more.

Her designs have been worn by First Lady Michelle Obama, The Princess Astrid of Belgium, Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristin Cavallari, Mary Birdsong, Shenae Grimes, Jennifer Missoni, Janelle Monae, Michelle Trachtenberg, Katrina Graham, Regina King, and Estelle, and many more.

In 2011, Mimi Plange collaborated with shoe designer Manolo Blahnik on her Autumn/Winter collection, “Scarred Perfection” which has also been exhibited at the SCAD Trois Gallery in Atlanta and SCAD‘s Moot Gallery in Hong Kong.

Plange’s signature trapunto styles are currently on display at Andre Leon Talley’s LBD Exhibit at SCAD Savannah and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.