Some say success comes from three things: passion, persistence and perseverance. As a young woman growing up, Bana Bongolan had a rigorous upbringing. Through her environment, Bana began to draw as an outlet to escape real life. Once in high school, she started to experiment with fashion design, her passion grew quickly, through her persistent nature she persevered through hard times and eventually landed herself in West Hollywood designing with, at the time, one of the most prominent streetwear brands in the game, Crooks and Castles.
Since, Bana created her own brand, BEINHABITED, which would later be seen on the likes of The Game, Meek Mill and Chris Brown. Along her journey to becoming the designer she is today, Bana has worked with a number of notable brands, from designing graphics tees, athleisure wear, dresses, accessories and leather goods.
Now in her latest chapter, Bana has branded herself as, B A N A, an entity in not only fashion but a name that will be known through the music industry, as well as consulting in various aspects of design work and brand building. Bana recently launched her luxury goods line under, B A N A, along with ORANGE by B A N A, which will house special projects through limited release collaborations. With her growing celebrity clientele in the U.S., Cassie Ventura, Ayesha Curry and Sean Combs. B A N A has also been picked up by lux-retailers Fred Segal and Urban Research in Japan. Bana plans to be a house-hold name through her design work in fashion and beyond.