ABOUT AUTUMN ADEIGBO
Autumn Adeigbo designs colorful, fashion-forward clothing for women who like to stand out in a crowd. As a black female business owner, Autumn is devoted to positively impacting the lives of women across cultures by utilizing female-owned production facilities in the U.S., and providing global artisans with meaningful employment and fair wages. From sourcing to delivery, Autumn embraces sustainable practices by purchasing in limited quantity and producing only what is ordered, minimizing fabric waste, excessive manufacturing, and surplus stock. Which means, her collections are eco-friendly and exclusive.
Voted “Best Dressed” in the 4th grade, Autumn was inspired by her Nigerian mother, who made all of
Autumn’s clothes as a young girl. After graduating with a degree in Economics from Spelman College,
and one in Fashion Design from the famed Parsons School of Design, Autumn worked her way up from
intern to associate assisting top fashion stylists like Andrea Lieberman, Leslie Fremar, and Rebecca
Weinberg. She launched her first collection of seven African-inspired dresses while working days as a
fashion assistant at W Magazine and nights as a hostess at NYC hot spots where she made connections
and pitched her designs to magazine editors as she sat them at their tables.
After being named "Fashion's Next” by Essence magazine, "One To Watch"; by Marie
Claire, and "All Eyes On", by Uptown magazine, Autumn's collection went on to be featured in
publications like Vogue, EBONY, ESSENCE, Glamour, and Nylon, and on MTV, BET, VH1, and
OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network).
In 2015, Autumn began sharing her entrepreneurial journey via a bi-weekly column for Forbes,
followed by contributions to INC magazine and Fast Company, and in 2019, she was selected a
Tory Burch fellow. She is also a winner of the New York Public Library and Citibank annual
business plan competition, a Global Good Fund fellow, and WEALF recipient.
She’s launched four fair-trade fashion production pilots in Africa and has been a featured speaker at The World Bank, Capital One, The New York Public Library, and The Fashion Institute of Technology. She sits on the Parsons School of Design Reunion Committee. When she’s not working, Autumn listens to hip hop, practices yoga, exercises, does her best to learn about food and eating healthy, studies astrology, and loves to spend quality time with her dog Tuesday. Autumn and Tuesday just moved to Los Angeles after almost 20 years in Manhattan.