Nzinga Knight is a New York native fashion designer whose line, Nzinga Knight, launched in 2008. Nzinga studied fashion design and fine art at the prestigious Pratt Institute School of Design in New York City where she received a BFA in fashion design (class of 2005). Noted as a visionary fashion designer, Nzinga Knight is the recipient of a Council of Fashion Designers of America Award, a DCA Grant and was the winner of the 2008 Power UP Business Plan competition sponsored by Citigroup. She has worked with designers Marc Jacobs, ThreeAsFour, Reva Mivasager and Jones NY.
NZINGA KNIGHT’s designs are for glamorous woman with captivating spirits. Our international clientele include dignitaries, celebrities, artists, everyday fashionistas, and the occasional bride-to-be.
Nzinga Knight approaches the design of her eponymous collection with a feminine and modern point of view. She designs a line of classic and innovative eveningwear and separates under the Nzinga Knight collection for women who embrace high-end fashion and dress with an effortless elegance and confidence. On Sept 7th as part of Mercedez Benz New York Fashion Week, NZINGA KNIGHT presented its 2nd collection for Spring 2013 at Lincoln Center to a packed, celebrity studded audience, press and buyers. Seated in the front row were Fern Mallis the founder of New York Fashion Week as well as Vanessa Williams a new fan of the collection and many other fashion elite and celebrities.
The NZINGA KNIGHT collection & brand is being called “new and visionary with a design aesthetic like Prada” and is also being compared to the like of Donna Karan and Stella Mc Cartney. Essence Magazine is calling Nzinga Knight a designer who’s “got NEXT”.
It’s a new conversation about fashion with elegant, classic and innovative designs that allow for women to retain a sense of mystery.