Autumn Adeigbo (pronounced A-dayg-bo, a Yoruba word meaning “the crown that is passed down” ) is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants– Autumn’s parents grew up 2 doors down from each other on the same street in Lagos Nigeria. Autumn developed her love for fashion as a young girl watching her mother sew many of the dresses she wore to school, where she was voted “Best Dressed” by her fourth grade classmates.
After receiving a degree in Economics from Spelman college, Adeigbo studied fashion design at Parsons, the New School of Design, and worked for designers Betsey Johnson and Anna Sui. Adeigbo sharpened her aesthetic for high fashion by assisting stylists Andrea Lieberman, Leslie Fremar and Rebecca Weinberg for a combined 7 years. Working under these revered fashion veterans, Adeigbo collaborated to create the public style persona of clients like Maggie Gyllenhall, Gwen Stefani, Julianne Moore, and Jennifer Connelly, and created the visual fashion components for advertisements of companies like Creme de La Mer and Lancome. Inspired by her desire to create a more cultural, colorful and conscious world, Adeigbo returned to her design roots and began designing dresses that incorporated Autumn’s love of color, African textiles, and hand beading.
Adeigbo’s designs have been organically discovered by the media. The press it has received includes over 30 top tier editorial placements in Vogue.com, Marie Claire, WWD, Essence, Ebony, Town & Country and Glamour. Her designs has been worn by celebrities like Solange Knowles, Elle Varner, and Amanda Hearst.
In 2012, Autumn was named on Essence Magazine’s “Next List” for fashion, “One to Watch” by Amanda Hearst at Marie Claire, “25 Women to Know” by Hello Beautiful, and as “All Eyes On” by Uptown Magazine. In 2013 Autumn was awarded the Global Good Fund fellowship to further develop her leadership capabilities and social impact aims. She looks forward to using her talent in fashion design to help bring opportunity for economic and social development in Africa while beautifying women and their wardrobes world wide.