Deborah Ajayi's experience in tailoring and fashion design spans over 20 years. She canâ€™t quite place when she learned how to sew because, according to her, she was â€œjust always stitching."Â At a young age, she would sew pretty clothes for her dolls. It has always been a huge passion of hers.
In 2009, she attended fashion school in Lagos to hone her skills. And, in 2012, she registered her company, â€œWear Art.â€ She named it that because she wants any woman who wears her designs to feel like they are clothed in art- donning a masterpiece.
Although Debbie trains other women tailors under her, she still makes a lot of her designs herself. Even when she was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, she didnâ€™t let that hold her back or stop her from continuing to sew and create her pieces of art.
She makes female hand stitched kaftans. Each piece she creates with love, tirelessly and obsessively paying attention to every detail, making sure to create the artwork she has envisioned.
It is her form of expression, and nothing, she says, can stop her form creating.
Her goal is that every owner of a garment from Wear Art feels that she is wearing culture on her sleeves- literally.