The striking combination of elegance, intellect, creative aptitude and business savvy are not unusual when describing Batani-Khalfani. As a visionary, Batani-Khalfani is a fashion designer, dancer, speaker, writer, actress and model that has been featured on many national commercials, ad campaigns and music videos. Her inimitable look, designs and dance styles captured the attention of talent agencies, which led to her first commercial role as a dancer for Beats by Dr. Dre™. A well-rounded individual and native of Los Angeles, Batani-Khalfani attended the University of California, Riverside, majoring in Economics and Marketing.
Batani-Khalfani, a Ghanaian-Swahili name which means “born away from the ancestral land, destined to rule,” is also known for her unique and eclectic fashion style. Infusing elements of different cultures, including that of the African diaspora and high fashion, she makes the world her runway where ever she goes. She is celebrated for her colorful bold style in mixing prints, sexy silhouettes and layering.
In 2017, Batani-Khalfani was chosen as one of 16 designers to compete on Project Runway Season 16 in which she placed numerous times in the Top 3 of the design competition. Her designs are for women who are change makers; creating and defining their own path and living authentically in their divinity.
Other milestones include ad campaigns for Mercedes, Toyota, Trident, Method and an exclusive two-year worldwide ad campaign for Kenzo Totem Parfum as a featured dancer and model.
Batani-Khalfani also travels the country as a motivational speaker to inspire others to live beyond dreams and live boldly from within as their authentic selves. She also speaks about mental health, style, spirituality, business and more. Her organization, L.E.A.D aims in speaking to the youth about Leadership and Empowerment.
To see her designs, visit http://www.batanikhalfani.com