A native of Atlanta, GA, Grace Mimbs discovered her passion for design at a young age. Having always been enamored with fine arts and fabric, she began educating herself in the art of costume design through personal projects and extensive historical and cinematic research.
Grace continued her education at the Savannah College of Art & Design through a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Production Design, with a Costume Concentration, and a minor in Fashion Design. She describes her love for costume design as an entity beyond the allure of creating a fantasy world through fabric. The process of visually articulating a narrative collaboratively is what resonates with her the most. Relationships formed in the creative journey, connecting so many people in shared experience and creative dialogue, outlive individual works and productions.
Historical and anthropological studies through travel are one of her biggest sources of inspiration, as she responds to a draw for projects exploring and preserving cultural heritage. She worked with LSU’s theater department as a teaching assistant, while taking classes within the costume design & technology MFA program.
“I find incredible accomplishment and purpose in being able to share with others beauty with a message, hoping to be a part of visions that affect hearts and intellect in meaningful ways. Costumes are the adorning aspect of the most important feature captured in a performance – the expression of the heart extending to others.” – Grace Mimbs