CHINYERE is an innovative women’s wear brand founded in 2012 by Los Angeles based designer, Khloe Chinyere Agiriga. The brand recently launched its SS15 debut collection.
We chatted with Khloe to learn about the brand’s inspiration and more.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what inspired you to become a designer
Moving between small suburban towns in the Pacific North and Southwest, I developed an artistic mind at an early age. Determined to get “out of the box” and leave the suburban life behind, I moved to Los Angeles to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. It was there that I was able to truly tap into my creativity. After 5 years of working in the garment and manufacturing industries, I made the decision to apply my knowledge and experience to accomplish one of my very own dreams; thus, CHINYERE was born.
Tell us about your Spring/Summer 2015 debut collection
Designed for the ever-evolving “warrior women” of today, CHINYERE combines a female’s feline persona with the unique attributes of her personal strength. With ultra-feminine creations in effortless shapes, clever colors, one-of-a-kind prints and elaborate embroidery artworks, CHINYERE’s fashion-forward yet original designs allow every woman to embrace her confidence and celebrate her womanhood.
What was the inspiration behind this collection?
CHINYERE’s debut collection features exquisite Designer Contemporary pieces inspired by fierce beauty and designed for Warrior Women.The CHINYERE Warrior Woman is fashion-forward and original; always one to wear the clothes and not allow the clothes to wear her. She is sophisticated, yet sultry, and she wears her strength and dignity with poise. Like a chameleon, she is always evolving, ever-progressing into the woman that she has always desired to be.
What should we expect from CHINYERE in the future?
The next step for CHINYERE is to continue on the path of establishing the brand. The fashion industry is truly a beast to break into and to stay consistently at the top, but CHINYERE is destined to conquer the Designer Contemporary market one collection at a time and will do anything it takes to make CHINYERE a household name.