Amaka Rey

Amaka was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After studying in Switzerland, she moved to New York and graduated from The Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College with a BA/BFA dual degree in menswear design and philosophy, graduating in 2013.

Bode became the first female designer to show at New York Men’s Week in February 2017, and in June 2019, she staged her first runway show at Paris Fashion Week Men’s. She is lauded for her ingenious use of thrifted materials and her rejigging of the American fashion vernacular.

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