As a fashion designer, its wonderful to be able to create works of art that can make walls "speak" We love the opportunity to express our visions in a new way with Fine Art Wallpapers. Our designs are inspired by lost African civilizations and the romance of the Victorian era. We had fun with our fashion illustrations and created our own conversational print that is classic and playful at the same time." Ghanaian born and Southern California raised, Plange began her eponymous luxury ready to wear brand, Mimi Plange, in 2010 with a desire to create American Sportswear inspired by romance and world culture.
Mimi Plange graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Architecture and minor in Dramatic Art. 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, completing her degree in 2001.
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,’ 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 Bazar, Marie Claire, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Time Out Dubai, Genlux, Nylon, and Zink, and worn by First Lady, Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristin Cavallari, Mary Birdsong, Shenae Grimes, Jennifer Missoni, Janelle Monae, Michelle Trachtenberg, Katrina Graham, Regina King, and Estelle.
Mimi Plange has collaborated with shoe designer Manolo Blahnik and her Autumn Winter 2011 collection, “Scarred Perfection” has been exhibited in the SCAD Trois Gallery in Atlanta and SCAD‘s Moot Gallery in Hong Kong. Plange’s signature trapunto style is currently on display in Andre Leon Talley’s LBD Exhibit at SCAD Savannah. Africa Fashion International and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Africa awarded Mimi Plange Emerging Designer, International in 2011 and in 2012, Plange was awarded Designer of the Year, International.