Kahindo Mateene, a New York based Congolese designer, and long time Ladybrille design community member, showcased her latest collection on Day 3 at African Fashion International (AFI) Johannesburg (Joburg) 2018 Fashion Week (#AFIJFW) Spring/Summer 2019. Kahindo is known for drawing on her Congolese heritage to create bold and vibrant pieces of clothing that would bring …
Kahindo Mateene is a fashion designer of African heritage (Democratic Republic of Congo) who fuses Western and African cultures to create unique feminine designs that flatters today’s woman. The designer who launched her label Modahnik in 2009 also engineers her own textiles every season. Mateene moved to the United States in 1995 to begin studying International Business & Economics. After successfully obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree, she began studying fashion at the Illinois Institute of Art. Armed with a BFA in Fashion Design and a BA in International Business & Economics, Mateene was accepted into Chicago’s Fashion Incubator at Macy’s 2011 Residence Program. At the conclusion of her extensive education and training, she landed a spot as a contestant on Season 12 of Lifetime Network’s Emmy-Nominated Project Runway television show.
Mateene has featured on numerous media publications including Ladybrille and in 2012, was named one of Ladybrille’s design talents to watch. Her collections are sold online at Zappos, Sapelle, Modavanti and in store at Nomads Hawaii, Flordora and Hasana.
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Visit www.modahnik.com for more information about the designer and to shop the latest collection.
Project Runway’s new season starts this month and we’re excited to see that ‘Ladybrille African Designer to Watch’ Kahindo Mateene will be competing alongside sixteen other designers for a shot at winning the grand prize. Congratulations to her, be sure to read our exclusive interview with her and do check out Mateene’s designer page on …