Born and raised in Nigeria, Abiola Olusola graduated with a BFA in fashion design from Istituto Marangoni Paris in 2015. She immediately gravitated towards a minimalist aesthetic, femininity, functionality, ease and undercurrents of innate sensuality.
Abiola launched her eponymous brand in 2017, a contemporary women’s ready to wear and bespoke line with a distinct juxtaposition of minimalist cuts, sleek architecture and African sub cultures and craftmanship.
Since its launch in 2017, Abiola Olusola the brand has gained traction by critics and consumers alike. Named as one of Guardian Life’s “One to watch” 2018, the brand’s premier collection was immediately carried by Temple Muse, a Luxury retail store in the heart of Lagos. Abiola Olusola continues to work with fabric giant Vlisco and has been selected as one of 5 finalists of Alara Emerge Fashion Fund.
In 2017, she showed her SS18 collection at Lagos Fashion design week. In 2018 she showed her SS19 collection at GTB Fashion Weekend. Abiola Olusola has been nominated as designer of the year 2019 by Fashions Finest Africa.
Abiola Olusola is dedicated to showcasing and working with local African craftsmen and women to create and highlight ways in which traditional fabrics and ethos can be part of contemporary living. She is motivated by empowering artisans, producing with sustainability and waste management in mind, carefully crafting each item of clothing from fabric to finished product and pushing the African narrative forward through fashion.