Adeleke Sijuwade - July 28 - August 26, 2023
Our exhibition with Adeleke Sijuwade culminated in our first ever fashion show: A Very Brooklyn Fashion Show in August 2023.
Where are you from?
Originally from west Africa Nigeria 🇳🇬, but moved to America (Pennsylvania)at the age of 6 in the 80's and later New York (Brooklyn ) became home and the place to achieve my artistic goals.
How did you become an artist?
I really felt what I had to offer to fashion would really make people smile and look uniquely special. I believe my desire to become a designer has been from my youth . I loved creating fashion from movie characters I watched as a kid and the mixing of cultures.
How does your business/art connect to Brooklyn?
Brooklyn has always been embracing to artists, so it was only right to start my business in Brooklyn but never forgetting how tough it is. Alot of my designs and artistic vision connects with Brooklyn because of its never ending melting pot of cultures and love.