Ardelle Fawehinmi, Fashion Designer
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Fashion designer Ardelle Fawehinmi chats with Kennedy Smith about launching her fashion label Ardelle in 2019. Ardelle, which means enthusiasm and warmth in Latin, offers quality luxury garments and artwork that create room for women to freely express themselves. The British designer explains how her Nigerian heritage inspires her designs and how she plans to expand her label. Fawehinmi also shared how her latest collection, ‘The African Summer,’ embodies the simplicity and elegance of traditional African attire merged with the strength of Fawehinmi’s Nigerian roots.
In this episode you’ll hear
- Ardelle’s design process for creating new collections
- Her advice for designers of color
- Ardelle’s experience interning for fashion brands like Hugo Boss and Erdem
- Tips for finding inspiration for creative work