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 authors all of the content affiliated with the brand. 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, and the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. He was also featured in the "Creative Africa" exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His work has also exhibited at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Fowler Museum, UCLA. He has been invited to lecture about his work in Brazil, Ecuador and France. His designs for Ikiré Jones also appeared as part of the "Generation Africa" fashion show at Pitti Uomo 89 in Florence, Italy.
Mr. Oyéjidé is a TED Fellow and will be giving a TED Talk about his purpose as a designer at TED Global 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania this year. 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.