As the head of the Fashion Society at her high school, Aminah discovered her love for fashion design. Aminah wasn’t afraid to be innovative. She even made skirts out of old curtains.
Within five years, Aminah’s design aesthetic has evolved into garments filled with symmetry and with worldly inspirations. Inspired by her father’s Sudanese and Ethiopian background, she decided to create her own clothing line in 2010 called Yanghi.
The first garment Aminah composed for her line was “The Clash of Cultures” top. The garment featured an African wax print, dipped in red dye, with a diamond cut in the front, outlined by a Native-American quilted trim. Her designs showcase an inventive take on reconstruction and evoke cultural messages.
Yanghi means “superior one.” Aminah loves to clash colors and textures in order to produce effortless handcrafted pieces.