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About Zainab

Zainab Sumu was born in Sierra Leone. After completing school in London and Paris, she moved to New York City and entered the fashion industry, first working in sales at Comme Des Garçons, then eventually buying for several brands in Los Angeles.

after attending massart in boston, zainab wanted to break out on her own and create pieces reflecting a more cosmopolitan mindset as well as her African heritage and global upbringing.

in 2015, zainab sumu Primitive Modern was born.