ABOUT AUTUMN ADEIGBO
Ethical fashion entrepreneur, Autumn Adeigbo started a colorful, women-focused, fashion brand with the vision of positively impacting the lives of women across cultures.
Autumn became inspired to become a fashion designer by watching her Nigerian mother sew the clothes she wore as a little girl. Because of her mother, Autumn was voted “Best Dressed” in the 4th grade.
After graduating with degrees in Economics from Spelman college and fashion design from Parsons School of Design, she worked her way up from intern to associate assisting some of the top fashion stylists in the world- including Andrea Lieberman, Leslie Fremar and Rebecca Weinberg. She launched a collection of 7 African inspired dresses while working days and W magazine as a freelance fashion assistant and nights hostessing at NYC hot spots- pitching her collection to magazine editors as she sat them at their tables to dine.
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 many publications including: Vogue, EBONY, ESSENCE, Glamour, and Nylon and seen on MTV, BET, VH1 and the Oprah Winfrey Network.
In 2015, Autumn began sharing her entrepreneurial journey via a bi-weekly column for Forbes. 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.
In 2018 she began writing for INC magazine. In 2019, she became a Tory Burch fellow and began writing for Fast Company.
She’s launched 4 fair-trade fashion production pilots in Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and Rwanda), and has been a featured speaker at The World Bank, Capital One, The New York Public Library and The Fashion Institute of Technology. She sat on Parsons School of Design Reunion Committee.
When she’s not working she likes to hang out with her dog Tuesday, practice hot yoga, work out, and study astrology.
Autumn designs clothing for women who love to stand out from the crowd, who make educated purchases with compassion and embody sophistication of the heart. You can find her designs on Rent The Runway, Olivela and small boutiques in the USA.