Founder - Designer of Diseiye
Born and raised in Nigeria, Diséiye from an early age was drawn to the craftsmanship of tailoring, learning from their mother’s tailor to repurpose scraps of fabrics into garments for their siblings. Moving to Toronto at 15, they studied Contemporary Arts at Ryerson University and classically trained in design from their time at The Toronto Academy of Design, graduating in 2016 showcasing their graduate collection at Toronto Fashion Week as well as Fly Beyond Cancer Benefit raising funds for survivors.
Drawing inspiration from their Nigerian heritage; Diséiye’s design aesthetic highlights the exuberance and vibrancy of their culture in their colors and silhouettes. Diséiye also draws inspiration from the ballroom community which they have been a part of since 2016, it has been an avenue for expressing themselves through dance as well as a platform to explore and showcase their creativity.
Diséiye has honed their design skills and techniques from their apprenticeship with Greta Constantine to their time designing at Lea-ann Belter Bridal, they also created their own line that was showcased at Fashion Art Toronto and Brosche Bridal. Diséiye now specializes in custom clothing and celebrity styling; styling music videos and live performances for artists like Aiza and DVSN.