The Fashion Innovation Alliance is excited to kick off Immigrant Heritage Month with the amazing and talented designer Mimi Plange!

Mimi Plange was born in Ghana and raised in Southern California before studying architecture at the University of California at Berkeley. Mimi is also a graduate of the San Francisco Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Mimi has received international acclaim for her work in the fashion industry—winning such accolades as Designer of the Year in 2011 at the Mercedes-Benz Africa Fashion Week and the FIT Design Entrepreneurs NYC award.

Mimi’s designs have been spotted on Michelle Obama, Rihanna and Estelle and featured in numerous top fashion publications. Mimi Plange recently launched ‘Mimi + Me’ — a platform for women from all different walks of life to come and share their stories with the world. We invite you to view Mimi’s latest series featuring inspiring women in fashion, art, law and tech at

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