Anyango Mpinga was born and raised in Nairobi, the land of cool waters. Formally trained in media studies, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Communication with a Major in Radio Production. Her professional engagements in multi-cultural environments; working as a radio presenter and working in advertising grew her love for artistic expression. While serving as a project director for the first edition of HUB of Africa Fashion Week in Addis Ababa in 2010, and playing host to some of Africa’s fashion talent, she was inspired to take her love for fashion beyond a hobby which she enjoyed. She returned to Nairobi thereafter and started her clothing line Kipusa in 2011. Her vision was to create a brand that is synonymous with elegance, authenticity and style. She re-branded and launched her eponymous luxury brand Anyango Mpinga in 2015.
The Kondo Udo collection is about merging two powerful symbols; strength and unassuming beauty. It bridges the gap between masculine and feminine elements, with strong lines and undulating structure.
The print design used in the Kondo Udo collection is inspired by the traditional headdress worn by tribal warriors and dancers from Anyango’s Luo Tribe from Kenya. The ostrich in Luo culture is viewed as a symbol of great beauty and strength. The headdress, which is made of ostrich feathers, is used as a way of charming individuals who encounter the wearer.