Kahindo Mateene, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is the designer behind fashion label, Modahnik. Kahindo has lived and travelled in several countries and continents including Africa, Europe and North America. A 2011 Designer in Residence at the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy's on State Street, she is inspired by the many cultures she experienced as well as by her mother's beautiful colourful African print dresses during the 70s and 80s.
Modahnik designs are available to purchase on Ethical Ocean (free shipping on orders over $75). Find out more about the line and its sustainable fair trade practices on the Modahnik website and Facebook page.
Thanks to Michelle for introducing me to Modahnik!
All images via Modahnik except for the runway pictures by Chicago-scene.com