Ayana Ife

Apparel Designer Modest fashion for my SISTERS Project Runway Season 16 Runner Up *To INTERN with Ayana Ife send an email


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I have decided to stick to love, hate is too great a burden to bear ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

#mlk #king ...love is all that truly matters...


I'm excited to be speaking at Howard University @howard1867. For details...www.huhijabfest.com

Photography by my incredible friend @alexvalentephotography


Happy New Years Sisters and brothers! Thank you 2017 for your amazing gifts! You have been very enlightening. Taught me the importance of the climb, the journey, of being in the ring! You encouraged me to face my fears and take risks! 'DARING' feels good! - - - - - - - - - βœ‚οΈ
2018 is continuation year! Its about even more hard work...SMART WORK!! Its about Strategy! Its about stepping into my purpose. Being present, being ready, being prepared/ adapting quickly! This is my Career Year! 2018 I'm ready for you. I'm ready to accept wholeheartedly what I have been striving for. I'm puting one foot in front of the other with confidence. I'm thankful, grateful, humbled and excited for next steps. Stay tuned! Ride with me~ Ayana Ife πŸ“·: My incredible friend @alexvalentephotography



#2017bestnine ...Honestly...I have many more highlights than nine... Showing at @utahfashionweek , being on @projectrunway, Showing my work to the world! Presenting for @heidiklum @ninagarcia @zacposen , Feature in @marieclairemag, New friends 😚, My birthday shoot with @alexvalentephotography (photos soon), Meeting @timgunn , Showing at @nyfw, Support from family, friends, fans, mentors πŸ€—, Speaking at @1866naseeha in Toronto 😚, Interviews, Features, Presentations...Building my brand! Stepping into my purpose, Embracing it πŸ™Œ. Rooting for me! Thank you Allah for the gifts and talents I possess 😚! I will continue building with them, and learning from them, and growing into them, and improving for them! Special thanks to my ride or dies @baxtiez @staylightwithliz @rahilahhijabi @waliahpantin @obey_reefi @zanz4canz @lost.boy.18 @mindyourmanners786 @thepoetrymarket @waliahpantin


Excited to be speaking at Howard University @howard1867. For details...www.huhijabfest.com


This cutie @staylightwithliz giving us major holiday vibes πŸ˜πŸ˜šπŸ€—
in our 'Date Night' ruffle dress in Red. Happy Holidays and a Very Merry Christmas to all of our friends celebrating!!! πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ… ~ Ayana Ife



I love a show stopper β™₯️

#tb to my #almamater days @mtsu
Model: My fav @staylightwithliz πŸ“·: @kennethpurdom
Designer: @ayanaife


πŸŽ„HAPPY HOLIDAYS SISTERS AND BROTHERSπŸŽ„ πŸ“£ Updates: SOLD OUT!!! Super amazing! Thanks so much for your support! We can't wait to restock fabrics ...and for you guys to see the newest designs πŸ˜‰. We are currently moved into the new workspace, which has been greatβœ”οΈ Made to order Items are shipping in 4-6 weeks (or more) at the moment. Be sure to look out for emails on your order status (if things are shipping sooner/later). *This is our first time ever selling out so quickly😱...we appreciate your patience and continued support as your orders are filled 😚 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - βœ‚οΈ *WHAT TO EXPECT!
As you know, growth/evolution is a major part of who Ayana Ife is as a brand and an individual. That being said, we are currently improving and working towards ...Shortening ship times, building a larger team, fabric sourcing, and manufacturing. You can also expect an increase in pricing! ****INTERN WITH AYANA IFE (seamstress)...Email us: Ayana_ife@yahoo.com



πŸ’š Model: @meishabrooks




Ayana Ife Bridal Line πŸ’•...what do you think πŸ‘°πŸ€”... #wcw



Beautiful #fanart piece of my finale dress from @projectrunway @nyfw by @pelukisjiwa 😍


#tb I had a great time speaking with @heidikinhg, @saltlakecc Fashion Show Production Class last week...about puting on a cohesive collection. Thanks for the invite Heidi πŸ™ƒ
#downtown #saltlake #slcc


πŸƒEVOLUTIONπŸƒ Spring 2018 P3

Currently sourcing fabrics for you! Updates on availability ...almost here... Please stay tuned 😊 #modestfashion #ridewithme @projectrunway @lifetimetv



πŸƒEVOLUTIONπŸƒ Spring 2018 P2

Currently sourcing fabrics for you! Updates on availability ...almost here... Please stay tuned 😊 #modestfashion #ridewithme @projectrunway @lifetimetv


πŸƒEVOLUTIONπŸƒ Spring 2018 P1

Currently sourcing fabrics for you! Updates on availability ...almost here... Please stay tuned 😊 #modestfashion #ridewithme @projectrunway @lifetimetv



Are you ready for it πŸ€” 🎊Reunion Special 🎊@projectrunway Tomorrow 😱 Nov 30th ... 9/8 c on @lifetimetv


My @projectrunway @nyfw Collection -EVOLUTION- is about personal growth, embracing lifes transitions, and standing in my purpose πŸƒπŸŒ³πŸŒ² Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? -Martian Williamson * STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES!


It was such an honor to be a part of this years Naseeha Gala Fundraiser for the Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline @1866naseeha which is a nonprofit organization that provides support for minority youth in North America. They listen, answer questions, and essentially help youth to help themselves through healthy channels. They provide counceling on a range of topics including, religion, spirituality, anxiety, stress, depression, suicide, rape, addiction, domestic violence etc. This years event focused on mental health and suicide. I spoke about how social media shows the fabulous results....not necessarily the journey to get there (don't get lost in that, its not always reality πŸ™…)... And how finding your tribe πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ can provide a sense of belonging and help dispell loneliness. *Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline operates Monday-Friday 9-6, 1-866-NASEEHA.
Currently, they are implementing steps to be a full 24 hour service by 2020. I can't imagine how different my life might be today, if Naseeha existed when I was a child. But, I'm glad you came when you did! To Donate/Learn more about how Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline is giving back to the community check out their website. Www.Naseeha.org

Lastly...special thanks to Yaseen and Sumayyah Poonah for not only making Naseeha a reality, but also, for reaching out to me, welcoming me into the Toronto community, treating me like family and showing me so much love. Please keep building this amazing organization. We need it now more than ever!

Dress: Zainab Showstopper
Designer: @ayanaife


And thats a wrap @projectrunway πŸ™ƒ I cannot thank you all enough...for not only embracing and encouraging my modest fashion perspective, but also, for giving me this platform to showcase my work and reach my fabulous audience. Modest fashion is here to stay! This is a very special chapter of an ever evolving story. Ride with me. Stay tuned, Ayana Ife has major plans. Next steps include brand deals, manufacturing and tons of work! To my family, friends, fans, mentors, teachers, supporters, judges, fellow designers, project runway production crew, ranglers...to my precious Tim Gunn...I love you...I love you...I love you... Thank you so much! To: @margaritaalvarezofficial @brandonkee forever top 4!!! Congratulations @kentarokameyama
For taking the win!!!! PS. I love you too @zacposen πŸ˜™


@projectrunway Season Finale Part 2 ...Watch Party 😱😱😱 This Thursday 11/16 Downtown at Salt Lake Community College. RSVP on Facebook. *Basement level parking. Take the elevator to the 4th floor, Room 401

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE πŸ˜™πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ™ƒ Tagged and untagged...bring a friend 😘 @mitsteezy @kuyakollective @afa.ahloo @jacksonsmith435 @baxtiez @will@alexvalentephotography @hmgproductions @amilah5751 @janay.marie @nataliewynndesign @brandonkee @from_dina.marie @homerjes @shoplapoubelle @eesha_cookiebikie @zjobee @lisajstarrett @mcquiston.marie


Collection Title:
E V O L U T I O N πŸƒπŸ’ͺπŸ™ƒ There is something to be said about Designer Model Harmony πŸ‘Œ
My Muses @meishabrooks and @iadoremo literally making me fall in love 😍😚 #art #visionary


E V O L U T I O N - - - - πŸƒ

Continuous growth and development are extremely important to me as an individual, and an artist. My collection documents my personal journey of ups and downs using nature (woods, trees, flowers, weeds etc.) as my inspiration...its a reminder to myself to always remain optimistic in the face of adversity and keep pushing forward. To get back up when I am knocked down and never give up! In this collection titled #evolution I bare my raw emotions in the form of clothing. Hence my color story is earthen... and somber...I dyed denim from invory to a dreary grayish lavender and distressed it for a raw effect...scars can serve as reminders and even trophies.
The repetitive pattern in the lace texture is to create an uncomfortable, almost gross feeling...Layering shows the different stages of my life and ruffles are cherished good times. The story is filled with highs and lows and the end is hope, strong believe and affirmation, that God willing, my future will be Fashioned by me. Yours truly ~ Ayana Ife


I'm super happy to be moving forward... but I gotta show love to my girl @kenyamollie. Kenya was my roommate since day 1 and I grew really close to her. You are truly special and put up with my weirdness and screaming when I got excited. I love you girl...this was the hardest elimination for me by far... Its only up from here. I'm happy I got to know you. I am so happy to call you a friend πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™...I can't wait to see what you do next!


#aboutlastnight @projectrunway
Season Finale (part 1) Watch Party was amazing! I am so humbled by the support from you all. Thank you so much. You are all so special to me πŸ˜™β˜ΊοΈπŸ™‚πŸ€—πŸ™ƒπŸ˜˜ Thanks @heidikinhg for hosting us at the @hubsaltlake _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ βœ‚οΈ
I am so grateful and excited to be going to @nyfw. This is truly a dream come true for me. Feels super surreal! Thanks so much to @heidiklum @ninagarcia @zacposen and especially @timgunn whose critical eye propels me forward πŸ˜™


When inspiration strikes 😱

I Literally sketched in mood for over 5 hours straight. Thanks for not kicking me out πŸ€— Thank you Mood πŸ˜™ @moodfabrics


Pensive... @projectrunway Season Finale Part 1...tomorrow on @lifetimetv 9/8c.


πŸ“£ Watch Party with YOURS TRULY πŸ™ƒ...Hosted by @hmgproductions At the Impact Hub Salt Lake @hubsaltlake ...@projectrunway Season Finale is this Thursday ... RSVP on Facebook ...Its free and your invited Sisters and brothers ...Come say hi, eat some Junk Food 🍭🍬🍫 and watch me Make It Work! I can't wait to see you there 😱 #designerayana #ayanaife #modestfashion *Come say hi if your in town πŸ˜™Tagged and untagged...bring a friend!
@afa.ahloo @kuyakollective @amilah5751 @mcquiston.marie @nataliewynndesign @janay.marie @mitsteezy @zjobee @alyssawalters__ @girlyoushine @lxoir @nana_good20 @baxtiez @beccasagardia @brandonkee @from_dina.marie @marsroots @alwaysasma @kikieno @homerjes @alexvalentephotography @shootwhatyoulov