Born in Glasgow, Scotland to a South American mother and a Nigerian father, Chinyere and her family lived in London prior to moving to Canada.
Canada is where clarity transpired and her passion and focus turned to fashion design. Chinyere attended Ryerson University in Toronto where she received a B.A.A. in Apparel Design. After traveling to Paris as a competitor in two international runway shows, the inspiration came to explore more of the fashion world and made to decision to move to NYC.
New York City proved to be a successful move for Chinyere. While designing clothing, she attended a handbag design and craftsmanship course at Parsons School for Design. The exposure to the creativity of designing handbags inspired her to move from the apparel industry into accessory design.
Chinyere has spent over 20 years in New York working as a Designer & Creative Director for various fashion brands.
In 2016 she launched her eponymous collection of luxury handbags with a built-in touch light.