AAS Fashion Design Alum Niyi Okuboyeio Interviewed by the Village Voice
Niyi Okuboyejo enrolled in an associate’s program at the Parsons School of Design, going on to work at Oscar de la Renta before starting Post-Imperial in 2012. Now, in addition to being the chief designer, Okuboyejo handles every other aspect of the business — “sales guy, production guy, everything,” he says. “On my business card, it just says ‘President.’
Unwilling to be typecast, Okuboyejo came up with a strategy: Start with accessories, often the one adventurous element in a conservative man’s wardrobe, and build a following from there. That tactic is beginning to pay off: By keeping things small, humble enough to cram into an uptown flat, Okuboyejo has managed to maintain the integrity of his brand while keeping total creative control. Now he’s about to begin filling orders for his first season of men’s ready-to-wear: United Arrows, No Man Walks Alone, and UNIS are stocking pieces from the spring line and ordering for fall.
Read more about AAS Fashion Design Alum Niyi Okuboyejo and his menswear line here.
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