Meet Addi Adedayo! His sassy personality and amazing style leaves a lasting impression. We had the pleasure of sitting down with him and learning his perspective on fashion.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Addi and I’m a wardrobe stylist and fashion consultant. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a keen eye for fashion and trends and decided recently to create a career path for myself doing what love (dressing people) and helping people as well.
So you have a love of fashion, what interest you the most about it?
Fashion to me is all about creativity and self expression and that’s what I find most appealing about working in the fashion industry.
You've started a new business! Congrats!!! Can you tell us what Closet by Addi is? What can we expect? What was the inspiration behind it?
Closet BY ADDI is my latest entrepreneurial venture. Think of it as a personal fashion concierge. What we do covers everything from fashion advice, dressing people for day to day or special events to closet cleanups and organizing. It’s was born out of what I perceived to be a need in Saskatchewan. My clients come to me for a variety of reasons, some don’t have the time to go shopping or just don’t have the know how to dress to fit certain situations or some just like the luxury of having me on speed dial to provide outfits or fashion advice when they need it.
What are your thoughts on Saskatchewan's fashion industry? Where do you see it going?
The Saskatoon Industry is very versatile and dynamic. We have some of the most creative designers in Canada from here (like Laurie Brown, who just won STITCHED) as well as some very talented fashion photographers and models. The fashion scene here is very authentic and true to its prairie roots (with tremendous focus on sustainability). Unfortunately, because the population here is relatively small compared to the bigger cities across Canada we are often overlooked when it comes to fashion, which is slowly starting to change thanks to social media.
Most people watch New York Fashion Week, and the outfits are a bit over the top to wear every day. What is some advice you have on bringing the runway world to everyday options?
Fashion is an art form. Think of runway shows as an art exhibit. When you see all the avant- garde outfits in NYFW and the like, it’s not necessarily created to be worn in day to day life. Although some designers do incorporate wearable pieces in their looks. It’s more of the realization of that specific designer vision! A lot of designers and fashion houses do this knowing that their designs will never end up in a boutique or store. That’s the difference between avant- garde and prête-à-porter! When you see a wearable piece at a fashion show you’ll know it!
To learn more about Closet by ADDI visit his website here: https://www.closetbyaddi.com/