Autumn Adeigbo is Nigerian American born to an Igbo mother and a Yoruba father. After graduating from Parsons, she began a career as a celeb stylist, lending her style skills as an assistant stylist for W Magazine. She decided to go the designer route but at the same time adding meaning and depth to her line. Her tag like is culture, color and conscience and she explains her theory behind the tags. "Culture: Each dress is inspired by the women of the continent of Africa, a land ripe with beauty and culture. Color: The collection showcases all the colors of the rainbow. Besides women, color is where I find a lot of my inspiration. Conscience: 5 percent of each dress sale is donated to helping sexual violence victims on the continent of Africa". I admire her for using her talent to helping women in Africa, making her clothes that much more important, knowing that any outfit will go to help a victim of sexual violence in Africa. I love that she has a story behind all her dresses, naming them individually after loved ones she has lost & those that inspire her. I love the vibrant attitude of her clothes, and the subtle ethnic undertones of the versatile prints she uses. For those in America interested in snapping up some Adeigbo pieces, you can find them in NYC boutiques Honey in the Rough, TG170 & Boston Boutique, Crush. For the rest of us, we have to wait for her online store, set to be launched this fall.
ANTM winner Whitney Thompson, wearing an Autumn Adeigbo's dress.
The constant in-flux of diverse creativity from fellow Nigerians inspire me everyday. This is about show casing underrated, upcoming & established Nigerians that continue to stretch the definition and perception of art. Be it art in the form of fashion, style, music, movies, photography or literature!