Nzinga Knight Designer


Age: 33

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Resides in: Brooklyn, NY

Favorite Designers: Chloe, Pamella Roland, Muccia Prada, Givenchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Louis Vuitton

Favorite Style Icon: HH Sheikha Mozah

Favorite past Runway Designer: Christian Siriano and Dom Streater


Rich in cultural diversity, family love and Knight comes from a large family whose values include education, healthy living, spirituality, religion and travel. While she herself first knew she had designer potential when she took her first basic sewing class at FIT, her mother knew of her abilities as a child, when Knight would sketch shoes realistically. Having received a BA in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute, her design career has included jobs at Marc Jacobs, Jones NY and Sephora. Even though she’s received several awards for her designs, her most proud work is her famous Twareg gown, which has sold in both domestically and internationally, and has even garnered a knock-off version in Dubai. With an evolving aesthetic, Knight currently loves to create pieces that will give women amazing street style and special occasion-style making them look cool, elegant, edgy and individual.

Why She’ll win?

Beyond her BA in Fashion Design, Knight has had an extensive career in fashion before becoming a designer herself. Also a believer that when she focuses and expresses her refined talent, is unafraid to be bold and have faith, Knight believes she can do anything.