Costume Designer + Wardrobe Stylist

The One To Watch.

Sharp and intentional design.


Thank you for stopping by.

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


My journey began as a semi-fashion blogger in 2007. Blogging led to an assistant celebrity stylist gig and which led to working with my own clients. While pursuing opportunities in the celebrity styling world, I sought opportunities to work on independent features and student films as well. My work on the indie circuit led me to Issa Rae, whom 3 years later offered me the title of Costume Designer for 3 seasons of HBO's hit show, Insecure. I've also had the pleasure of working with Ava Duverynay on Jay Z's Family Feud film and designed the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards with comedienne Tiffany Haddish.

I love telling stories through wardrobe and I'm a huge advocate for emerging designers of color. This has led to a lot of press and the honor of being named "The Tastemaker" on Refinery29. Poke around some more or drop a note on the contact page.



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