Shola Ajayi’s dual nationality and background gave her the opportunity to develop her fascination of fusing traditional and contemporary fashion. Born in London with Nigerian decent, She draws influences from her background without completely relying on it for direction.
With a background in Accountancy, Shola decided to pursue her long time ambition of becoming a fashion designer after working at several places, the last being the Revenue and customs where she worked as a Revenue Officer for over five years.
She graduated from Ravensbourne University with a first in BA Hons Fashion design, specialising in womenswear.
Her graduate collection was shortlisted for the ethical award at the Graduate Fashion week where she emerged as a runner up.
Her design signature stems from her graduate collection of mixing hand woven traditional fabric with western fabrics to create aesthetically challenging designs.
She specializes in Eveningwear and Bespoke services.
Her designs have been featured in both print and online magazines.
She recently collaborated with Livia Firth for her red carpet dress at the Toronto film festival, 2013.
Shola lives and works in London