Abiola Olusola, who was born and raised in Nigeria, earned a BFA in fashion design from Istituto Marangoni Paris in 2015. She was drawn to a minimalist aesthetic, femininity, functionality, ease, and undercurrents of innate sensuality right away.
In 2017, Abiola Olusola launched her eponymous label, a contemporary women's ready-to-wear and bespoke line with a distinct juxtaposition of minimalist cuts, sleek architecture, and African subcultures and craftsmanship.
Since its debut in 2017, Abiola Olusola has gained traction among both critics and consumers. The brand's debut collection was immediately carried by Temple Muse, a luxury retail store in the heart of Lagos, after being named one of Guardian Life's "Ones to Watch" in 2018.
Abiola Olusola continues to collaborate with fabric giant Vlisco and has been named one of five finalists in the Alara Emerge Fashion Fund.
She debuted her SS18 collection at Lagos Fashion Design Week in 2017, and her SS19 collection debuted at GTB Fashion Weekend in 2018. Abiola Olusola has been nominated as designer of the year 2019 by Fashions Finest Africa.
Abiola Olusola is dedicated to show casing and working with local African crafts men and women to create and highlight ways in which traditional fabrics and ethos can be part of contemporary living. She is inspired by empowering artisans, producing with sustainability and waste management in mind, meticulously crafting each piece of clothing from fabric to final piece, and furthering the African narrative through fashion.