About

Born Southfield, Michigan.  Raised in Maryland.

Graduates from Howard University with a Dual degree in Biology & Chemistry.  After deciding to pursue a career in Design pushed her to attend Fashion Institute in New York. 

In a radical change of profession, hereby encouraged by interest & LOVE for Creativity/Design, she becomes a womenswear designer in 2006, as a Patternmaker’s apprentice at the design studio of Vera Wang.  While working on the presentation Fall & Spring, she was approached to work as a part of the team at Karl Lagerfeld to launch US business.  Later, working with Lanvin (under Alber Elbaz) to launch U.S. Showroom/Market.

She becomes a full time Womenswear designer in 2006 and launches her PLUTOCRACY label.

Designs the Womenswear outfits for Alvin Ailey – Fall 2010 and Spring 2011.

Nominated as Fashion Group International, Rising Star Award for Womenswear, New York, New York in January 2011.

She leaves New York for nearly 2 years during which time she attends Parsons Paris/Paris College of Art.

While living in Paris, Anitra, began searching for higher creative ideals exploring Design, Photography & Painting.

During this time she hangs two Paris shows, Nuit Blanche collaboration and LePave Gallery.

Upon returning to New York, she presents ‘Ab’strakshen’, a body of work of Abstract Photography coinciding with her label's venture into Textile Design. Celebrating her widening the Design sensibilities and Creativity gap.

Launched Anitra Michelle Collection/Anitra Michelle HOMME as Founder/Creative Director (menswear and womenswear) launched in August 2016

Continues to Creative Direct and Design for various clients and commercial projects