Friday, March 12, 2010
The Nigerian-birn Adeleke Sijuwade is what I deem a natural. The model turned designer has never had any formal training, just a burning passion to create. 'Leke', as he's known by friends, has been featured in the New York Times Style section, and on the now infamous blog The Sartorialists. He has styled Common and Nigel Barker among others. Below are some stills from his lookbook, which has been around for a minute, but I thought they were worth another look.
'Leke' is one to stick close to his roots, as his designs are crafted by veteran tailors in his native Nigeria, and ladies you don't have to feel slighted... he designs womenswear as well. Click here for a look.