Insecure's Costume Designer, Ayanna James | Faces of Black Fashion: Insecure's Costume Designer, Ayanna James

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Insecure's Costume Designer, Ayanna James

An all around amazing show (Yea Issa Rae!!!), I look forward to watching Insecure on Sunday nights. I can relate to some of the struggles the characters face as they maneuver life, relationships, careers and friendships. There are wins and losses, misgivings, missteps, lessons (hopefully learned),harsh realities, and nuances that make the characters deeply human. Additionally, there's style. I would LOVE Molly's work wardrobe please. Also, can I have Issa's collection of T-shirts?

In comes, Ayanna James, a Stylist and Costume Designer for the series. The Jamaican born stylist received her bachelor's degree in Bio-Chemistry, but as life would have it,she became a Stylist after moving to L.A. with her family. James has been working with Issa Rae for the past five years and styles her both on and off screen, and we've seen the amazing transformation of Issa from Awkward Black Girl to a Grown Woman who is honing and owning her style, and we love it! Clearly, having Ayanna on her team works!

Below are a few of Issa's looks tha Ayanna styled. See more of Ayanna's work on her website and her Instagram Profile.

Loved this looked from Season 2, Episode 2.


  1. Wow, she's really doing her thing! It's so nice to see people pursuing their dreams and putting in the work. Love the show, Issa, her styles and everything. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you so much for reading. She's definitely doing her thing.


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