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By Iman Akilah

By Iman Akilah is a Womenswear Clothing Line designed for women who embrace their curves. Help us empower women and grow!

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Project Description

 

 

By Iman Akilah is a Womenswear Clothing line that is specifically designed with curvy women in mind. Our designer, Iman Akilah designs the line in Atlanta, Ga and we produce our clothing in New York City's Fashion District. We use style lines and silhouettes to highlight your curves with sass. Our mission is to empower women to celebrate the natural curves of their silhouette by wearing clothing that is designed to highlight them with strategically placed style lines, darts, and stitching. 

WHO IS IMAN AKILAH?

 

Hey, my name is Iman. I am a mom-fash-preneur (mommy + fashion designer + entrepreneur) and I'm from the ATL! 

In high school I designed my prom dresses before attending SCAD and Academy of Art University where I studied Fashion Design.

I remember going shopping and trying on clothes and nothing fitting correctly. My pants would either have a gap in the back at my waistline, or I'll grab my size and the fabric would bunch at my hips, or my dress would bunch up along my back from my shoulders to waist because of my hip to waist ratio. I would put a blouse on but it would pull at my breasts and give this ruffle affect. The clothes would be gorgeous but unless I'd be buying knits the clothes would look terrible on me.

So I started By Iman Akilah. My goal is to empower women through the clothes I design to embrace their curves and show them off from ladies night to date night. I design feminine yet functional pieces that are specifically for women who have large breasts, wide hips and big butts.

INSPIRATION

If I've been experiencing these pain points all my life, I knew other women were as well. By Iman Akilah is inspired by women who are unrepresented in the Fashion Industry. An industry who regularly celebrates one body type and one figure. Every style we release is named after a woman who embodies the By Iman Akilah silhouette. Each style comes with a hang tag that includes a QR code that takes you to a style guide. Our focus is not solely on the design, but also the fabrication and fit.

SPRING/SUMMER 2020

This Summer we released our Joyce Dress which was inspired by ice cream parlors and my grandmother Joyce. The silhouette of Joyce is an upside down ice cream cone. The bright colors Joyce is offered in represent playful ice cream flavors. My grandma Lucinda Joyce is all things sass, and class yet sweet like ice cream. 

Check out what our customers have to say.....

 

FALL/WINTER 2020

Our Fall/Winter Collection is called Shades of Black Women. A Collection inspired by the By Iman Akilah team. A team of incredible black women - Kay, Shenee, Gabby, Lenese, Katrina, Tanesha, Yadaira, Akilah, Mia, Kiki, Asha and LeNaye.

This collection consists of 11 Styles - 3 Dresses, 3 Blouses, 2 Pair of Pants, 1 Skirt and 2 Jackets. I've designed an abstract print that showcases the faces of these women in their different melanin hues.

 

The collection is being released in different tones of brown to represent the "Shades of Black Women."

Our Collection is produced in a factory in New York City's Fashion District.

MEET THE TEAM

 

OUR PROMISE

We make clothing that not only looks good, but fits well. 

We source only the best textiles that feel great against your skin.

We manufacturer with a fair laboring factory in New York City to produce high quality garments

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Pre-Order our "Buy Iman" Embroidered T-Shirt not only stylish but a great way to show your support of By Iman Akilah. 100% Cotton, our t-shirts are soft, breathable and washable. 

 

Pre-Order our LeNaye Corset "Incredible" Bodysuit from our Fall Collection. This bodysuit provides support for your breasts (yes even DD, E, and F cups) so you don't have to wear a bra. It is embroidered across your chest area with the word "Incredible" because that is how I describe my team. 

 

Pre-Order our LeNaye Corset "Incredible" Bodysuit and Mia High Waist Trousers from our Fall Collection. The High Waist Trousers have a unique feature along the back waistline that eliminate the waist gap. These trousers have darts to snatch your waist and the pants legs are full. We have a 30" inseam and 34" inseam for our Stallions.

 

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is By Iman Akilah made?

By Iman Akilah is made in New York City Fashion District

What sizes does the By Iman Akilah Collection come in?

By Iman Akilah Collection is available in S-2X

When will I receive my Reward?

All Rewards will be shipped on September 18, 2020, if not sooner.

Backers will be contacted via email to obtain the size preference and mailing address of each Reward. All Rewards will be mailed via United States Postal Service.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brittany Phillips
09/21/2020
"Buy Iman" Embroidered T-Shirt
$35
Tuesday Ingram
09/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Avery Harden
09/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$5
Aisha Johnson
09/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
MellyMel
09/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$15
09/16/2020
"Buy Iman" Embroidered T-Shirt
$35
Delbrita Greene
09/15/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
Valencia Wicker
09/15/2020
"Buy Iman" Embroidered T-Shirt
$35
Mia Jaye
09/15/2020
LeNaye Corset "Incredible" Bodysuit
$99
Shenee
09/15/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

 

47 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
"Buy Iman" Embroidered T-Shirt

Purchase a Signature "Buy Iman" Embroidered T-Shirt!

Made in New York City from 100% Cotton, our t-shirts are soft, breathable and washable. 

Our t-shirts are not only stylish, but a great way to show your support of By Iman Akilah. 

FABRIC: 100% Cotton

COLOR: Ivory with Chocolate Brown Stitching

Stitching is along neckline.

Available in S - 4X

 

 

 

 

182 Left
18 Supporters
Select this reward
199.00 USD
LeNaye Bodysuit & Mia Wide Leg Trousers

Pre-Order our LeNaye Corset "Incredible" Bodysuit and Mia Wide Leg Trousers from our Fall Collection.

Made in New York City.

This cream color bodysuit features provides support for your breasts (yes even DD, E, and F cups) so you don't have to wear a bra. 

It is embroidered in chocolate brown across your chest area with the word "Incredible" because women are INCREDIBLE.

FABRIC: Polyester (82%), Viscose Rayon (10%), PU (8%)

COLOR: Cream with Chocolate Brown Embroidery

Available in S - 2X

The Mia High Waist Wide Leg Trousers have a unique feature along the back waistline that eliminate the waist gap.

These trousers have darts to snatch your waist and the pants legs are full. We have a 30" inseam and 34" inseam for our Stallions.

FABRIC: Acryl (40%), Polyester (30%), Wool (10%), Nylo (10%), Viscose Rayon (10%)

COLOR: Mocha Brown

Available in S-2X

 

 

299 Left
1 Supporter
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

 

47 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
"Buy Iman" Embroidered T-Shirt

Purchase a Signature "Buy Iman" Embroidered T-Shirt!

Made in New York City from 100% Cotton, our t-shirts are soft, breathable and washable. 

Our t-shirts are not only stylish, but a great way to show your support of By Iman Akilah. 

FABRIC: 100% Cotton

COLOR: Ivory with Chocolate Brown Stitching

Stitching is along neckline.

Available in S - 4X

 

 

 

 

182 Left
18 Supporters
Select this reward
199.00 USD
LeNaye Bodysuit & Mia Wide Leg Trousers

Pre-Order our LeNaye Corset "Incredible" Bodysuit and Mia Wide Leg Trousers from our Fall Collection.

Made in New York City.

This cream color bodysuit features provides support for your breasts (yes even DD, E, and F cups) so you don't have to wear a bra. 

It is embroidered in chocolate brown across your chest area with the word "Incredible" because women are INCREDIBLE.

FABRIC: Polyester (82%), Viscose Rayon (10%), PU (8%)

COLOR: Cream with Chocolate Brown Embroidery

Available in S - 2X

The Mia High Waist Wide Leg Trousers have a unique feature along the back waistline that eliminate the waist gap.

These trousers have darts to snatch your waist and the pants legs are full. We have a 30" inseam and 34" inseam for our Stallions.

FABRIC: Acryl (40%), Polyester (30%), Wool (10%), Nylo (10%), Viscose Rayon (10%)

COLOR: Mocha Brown

Available in S-2X

 

 

299 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward