Designer

ANYANGO MPINGA IS AN ECO INNOVATOR WHO HAS EMBRACED THE PRINCIPLES OF CIRCULAR FASHION TO EXPLORE RADICAL SYSTEMS IN TEXTILE DESIGN AND PROMOTE CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION OF APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES. SHE FOUNDED HER EPONYMOUS BRAND IN 2015, AND IS RENOWNED FOR HER REIMAGINED WHITE SHIRTS; BOLD PRINTS; BALANCED BETWEEN ANDROGYNY AND A BOHEMIAN AESTHETIC. SHE DESIGNS WITH AN ETHEREAL QUALITY THAT IS REMINISCENT OF THE ROMANTIC VICTORIAN AGE WHILE MAINTAINING A SOPHISTICATED BOYISH EDGE. HER INFLUENTIAL WORK HAS EARNED HER A NUMBER OF FASHION INDUSTRY ACCOLADES AND AWARDS.
 
ANYANGO IS A SOCIAL ACTIVIST AND THE FOUNDER OF FREE AS A HUMAN, A FASHION INITIATIVE WORKING TO RAISE AWARENESS AROUND HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE FORCED LABOUR THAT OCCURS WITHIN THE FASHION INDUSTRY SUPPLY CHAIN; GARNERING SUPPORT FROM NOTABLES SUCH AS GLORIA STEINEM. HER COMPANY IS COMMITTED TO IMPACT- INVESTING TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF AWARENESS AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING (HAART KENYA). HER COMPANY DONATES MAJORITY OF PROFITS TO FREE AS A HUMAN, TO FURTHER THE SOCIAL MISSION OF BOTH ANYANGO MPINGA THE BRAND AND THE FREE AS A HUMAN INITIATIVE. ALL PROFITS FROM THE SALE OF FREE AS A HUMAN COLLECTIONS ARE  REINVESTED TOWARDS THE HAART KENYA SHELTER FOR YOUNG FEMALE SURVIVORS OF TRAFFICKING.
 
ACCOLADES
 
FINALIST FOR THE FRANCA SOZZANI EMERGING DESIGNER AWARD, GREEN CARPET FASHION AWARDS ITALY (2019)
 
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD- (2018)
 
NOMINEE- DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, KENYA FASHION AWARDS (2017)
 
INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD, SHE TRADES UN ITC GENEVA- (2016)
 
AFRICAN DESIGNERS FOR TOMORROW- FA254 BERLIN/NAIROBI- (2014)