Ayanna James
Ayanna James
Costume Designer

Stylish Design.

Sharp and intentional.


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I'm Ayanna James - Kimani, Costume Designer and Fashion Stylist.


My journey began as blogger. Reporting on trends piqued my interest and I later found myself assisting celebrity stylists with their clients. I quickly built my own clientele with several musicians.  While working as an aspiring stylist, I also sought opportunities to work in film and television. My work on independent features and episodics led me to the incomparable Issa Rae. Issa, whom 3 years later offered me the title of Costume Designer for 3 seasons of HBO's hit show, Insecure. Insecure is most notably known for its sharp comedy, great soundtrack and stunning wardrobe. I've also had the pleasure of working with Ava Duverynay on Jay Z's "Family Feud", later designed the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards with comedienne Tiffany Haddish and created an exciting new look for Disney's latest live-action comedy "Gabby Duran".
I love telling stories through wardrobe and I'm a huge advocate for emerging designers of color and sustainable brands. 
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I'm Jamaican. Spanish Town, St. Catherine to be exact!
Former Rattler. (Shout out to Florida A&M University)
I'm a newlywed! 01/01/18
I bought my first television at 32.