Harlem native, lover and maker of avant-garde fashion design, Imani Lia Whyte, has been making and designing clothes since the tender age of 10. She began making clothes for herself and friends, while showcasing her talent in fashion shows at church and throughout New York City. Understanding the impact garments can have on their wearer is Imaniâs key to great design. Her ability to communicate ideas and concepts through extensive research show the importance of glamour in her evening wear. In college Imani received her BFA in Fashion Design and was a minor in Accessory Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Imani is well on her way to becoming the next best American evening wear designer.
While in college Imani was proclaimed âFashion Forwardâ in the April/May 2009 issue of The South magazine for her most recent collection inspired by the 50s Hollywood Glam look. Her drive was to create classic glamorous looks that transcend age and personality with gowns and dresses that would enhance the flair, style, and uniqueness of every woman who dons each garment.
ImaniLia keeps her plate full with major fashion shows, an all new collection, photo shoots, speaking engagements, and a stronger team behind her to continue to help her successes rise steadily. ImaniLia is a designer to watch for; you will be seeing the name and the line much, much more!
If you would like to contact ImaniLia to work together on a shoot or a fashion show or anything else send me a message or email me at ImaniLia@ImaniLia.com