Batani-Khalfani Brings African Prints to Project Runway


Fashion Designer Batani-Khalfani, a contestant on this season of Project Runway has been rocking African prints proudly all over the screen on national television. For the past few weeks we have seen her in African print headwraps, accessories, jumpsuits and more and we had yet to see it on a model on the runway.
Well, on last night’s episode of Project Runway, full figured model Monique Robinson strutted down the catwalk in an fun and flirty ensemble fully adorned in an african print headwrap, off the shoulder top and mixed print denim skirt. It was something Batani-Khalfani had been wanting to do and her fans had been eager to see.
This week’s challenge on Project Runway was to bring streetwear to the runway and the model’s were the designer’s clients. Monique chose Batani because she loved Batani’s personal style. Monique told Batani that she wanted to be adorned in African prints and Batani made it happen and what a beautiful sight it was.
Batani-Khalfani designs for the woman who is bold and fearless. Batani-Khalfani believes the best thing a woman can wear is confidence and she sets out to have her designs make the wearer feel confidently beautiful and powerful in all ways. She is known for her African print designs as well as sexy and elegant couture. Batani-Khalfani is not only a designer but an artist, dancer, model and actor as well. She’s appeared in a worldwide campaign as a model and dancer for Kenzo Totem Parfum as well as ads for Mercdes, Toyota and Beats by Dre to name a few.
Her capsule collection is set to be released for purchase on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 on her eponymous website,
We have yet to see more of Batani’s style not only on Project Runway but on her soon to come YouTube channel where she will be giving tips on personal style and more.
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Batani-Khalfani on Project Runway!

Los Angeles based designer, Batani-Khalfani will be a part of the cast of designers on Season 16 of Project Runway! Project Runway airs August 17, 2017 and 8pm on the Lifetime Network.
Batani-Khalfani is known for her contemporary Ankara designs as well as unique high fashion designs. To get in touch with Batani-Khalfani for appearances, interviews, seminars, etc., email, To see some of Batani-Khalfani’s designs go to or IG Batani-Khalfani.

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