Our founder, OLASHADE OLABISI is a published stylist and fashion designer.
Olashade fell in love with fashion at the age of 12, when she picked up an old sewing machine from a flea market in her home country of Germany. Since then, her passion has grown into the LaShadé Designs brand. Inspired by her African and European heritage, Olashade works with customers to design beautiful custom-made garments that fit your body and style.
In 2010, Olashade left her home country Germany, lived in Canada and began working in the United States as a professional fashion stylist for celebrities, red carpet events, video and photography productions. Later, Olashade spent two seasons working with designer Kithe Brewster on his collection for New York Fashion Week. Her work has since been published in multiple magazines and appeared on television (BET, Bravo, E!). Olashade now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she launched the LaShadé Designs brand.
Our collections are greatly inspired by Olashade’s German and Nubian heritage. Growing up in Germany and living in Canada, then in the United States, Olashade adds a global touch to her designs, drawing inspiration from her home cultures and utilizing fabrics and materials from all over the world. As a travel lover, Olashade’s wanderlust inspires her to collect art and textiles. This passion inspires her to play with colors and shapes in her fashion designs.