Àsàké is a 3rd generation designer, born in the northern part of Nigeria. she grew up around the creative energy in a couture household where she was taught the importance of quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. She had a toy sewing machine aged seven and was always making clothes for her dolls. This enabled her to design and make garments for herself from the age of 15. She honed an innate skill by producing one-off pieces that soon drew the attention of those around her who requested to have garments made for them. The garments are handmade by Asake or manufactured using mostly silk, cotton and linen which are natural fabrics.
After completing studies for a BA in French-English, she moved to London to be with family and pursue a Masters degree in International Business Relations, she soon rediscovered her love of fashion when she was asked to come up with a collection for her school’s Fashion and Dance Charity Show.
She also took short courses in Womenswear, PR and Patternmaking at the London College of Fashion.
Her designs soon gained recognition within her community where she received awards and was featured in various print and online blogs. She has also been invited to showcase at different fashion shows most notable London Fashion Week off schedule shows, the African Fashion Week New York in July 2011 and African Fashion Week London 2012, Mercedez Benz Fashion Week 2014, Africa Fashion Week 2015 & 2016
Asake says, “My passion for individuality is apparent in every work I create, for me the wow-factor is non negotiable in my hand made garments. I love to enter a room and make heads turn.”