Walé Oyéjidé, Esq.
designer & creative director
In addition to his role as the brand's creative director, Walé Oyéjidé designs Ikiré Jones's textiles/accessories and serves as the company's writer. Mr. Oyéjidé is a TED Fellow and he gave a TED Talk at TED Global 2017 in Tanzania. His apparel design can be seen in the upcoming Marvel Studios film "Black Panther."
Further, Mr. Oyéjidé's design work was part of the "Making Africa" contemporary design exhibit, which was at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, and the HIGH Museum of Art in Atlanta. He was also featured in the "Creative Africa" exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His work exhibited at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Fowler Museum, UCLA. He has been invited to lecture about his work in Brazil, Ecuador, France and Tanzania. His designs also appeared as part of the "Generation Africa" fashion show at Pitti Uomo 89 in Florence, Italy.
He is a writer (including freelance creative work for Airbnb), a public speaker, a lawyer and a recording artist/producer that has collaborated with J-Dilla and MF Doom, among others. And for what it's worth, Esquire Magazine noted Mr. Oyéjidé as one of the best dressed men in the United States of America.
Sam Hubler individually attends to each of the garments that Ikiré Jones produces.
He is an acclaimed tailor with extensive training in pattern drafting and garment construction.