Fashion – Washington
Cecily Habimana launched her own label Simply Cecily in high school by selling her clothing to friends and family. College was no different as she showcased her custom-made designs in fashion shows and sold them to boutiques in Chicago and Washington DC. After receiving her MBA from George Washington University in 2009, Cecily spent a year in Senegal and was inspired by the true elegance of Senegalese women and how they dressed on a day-to-day basis. Cecily recently re-launched Simply Cecily, a contemporary women’s clothing line that fuses the traditionally stylish nature of West African women with the contemporary flair of American design. The line is known for its use of rich vibrant fabrics and amazing silhouettes. The designs are simply Cecily – a reflection of who she is as an African American designer, entrepreneur, wife, sister and friend. They represent a lot of women today who want to express who they are through their clothing.