Ikiré Jones is the endeavor of designer/musician/lawyer Walé Oyéjidé and tailor Sam Hubler. We can be described as two artists with a zeal for creating beautiful things that sit to the left of what has been resignedly accepted as the status quo.
We use design as a vehicle
to tell stories
that ILLUMINATE THE NUANCED LIVEs
OF marginalized PEOPLE.
WE DO SO WITHOUT REPROACH OR PITY.
BUT INSTEAD, BY SHOWING THAT
elegance IS NOT EXCLUSIVE TO ANY PARTICULAR CULTURE,hue, OR COUNTRY.
We are proud of what we do, because our work genuinely means something to those who see themselves represented in it. In a world with such a rich diversity to the human experience, we find great joy in using our work to present the triumphant stories of people who many of us have previously ignored.
OUR WORK IS INTENDED TO SERVE
AS A REMINDER
THAT the luxury of birth
should not dictate
one's capacity for compassion.
This is why we are the makers of Ikiré Jones.
It is a pleasure to meet you.