Nigerian designer, Autumn Adeigbo has raised $1.3 Million in seed funding for her nameplate fashion brand, WWD reports.
Adeigbo, who was inspired to become a fashion designer, thanks to her mother, officially launched her brand in 2016. The brand was created with the vision of impacting the lives of women across cultures through sustainability, colour and conversation.
I wanted to create a brand where I’m happy to go to work, where my team is happy to go to work and we’re creating products that bring joy to the makers. And our end user gets to wear joyful, colourful pieces, brightening her day and brightening the day of people who see her out in the world.
The designer shared the news on her Instagram page saying: “Keep dreaming, keep working, make it happen. Now the real work starts. The reward for hard work is often more hard work. “
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I’m excited to share that we have raised $1.3 Million in seed funding for our brand. Thank you @wwd, @kellieell Chris Elliott @fuelcapital @labunleashed @sonjaperkins @katrinalake @PipelineAngels @ToryBurch @TommyHilfiger @toryburchfoundation @pipelineangels @thomasjhilfiger @Mziboh @jenniferyael @renttherunway @margeaux.p @brit our customers, our other 15 or so investors and my biggest @, my ace God. When God says ‘yes’ it doesn’t matter who said ‘no’. Keep dreaming, keep working, make it happen. Now the real work starts. The reward for hard work is often more hard work. Blog post in my bio.
The brand’s signature vibrant prints and colourful designs made often with African wax include dresses, hair accessories, face masks and more.
“Inspired by my culture and heritage, I’m focused on designing colourful and conversational contemporary women’s wear, artistically crafted with culture, colour, and conscience. Our brand has been gaining momentum and support from leaders in the fashion industry.”