Jason Onumbu interviews Ade Tejuoso about his fashion and personal style.
I don’t like wearing clothes that I go out and see everyone else rocking.Ade Tejuoso
Ade Tejuoso is an artist, fashion designer, musician and law with politics student, with an ‘unconventional’ style that’s defined by his artistic nature. During our conversation about fashion and personal style, he spoke about his love for Raf Simons, and reflected on how his approach to style has changed in the past few years. See all he had to say about these topics and more in the interview below.
JO: Describe your personal style in 3 words?
AT: Risky, unconventional, personal.
What influences your personal style?
Before I put clothes on, I can see what they will look like on me. I’m an artist as well, so I see colour schemes and patterns. I know what colours are gonna look good with what other colours and where to put what on me. Just like wearing costumes or something.
What are your favourite clothing, accessories and footwear brands?
I wear a lot of my friend’s brands like Hodson Williams, Jai Eleven (NOTHING), N£W World Ray, Maison. I’m wearing Maison right now. I have two brands called Fayded and MBA. I wear Palace and Supreme when I’m wearing streetwear. Accessories? My Goyard belt. It’s my current favourite clothing accessory and I just got it like 2 weeks ago. My style is to mix streetwear with high fashion, so you’ll see me wearing a lot of pieces that in terms of high fashion and streetwear, people can’t really get anywhere. I don’t like wearing clothes that I go out and see everyone else rocking.
If you could wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A pair of black trousers and a long black t-shirt. My Bape jacket, other-wise known as my bait jacket because people see me and know it’s me. My blue and red Raf Simons Ozweego 2, these are my favourite shoes. I wear them every other day and I’ve actually fucked them up. People keep asking me why, but it’s because they’re my favourite shoes, so why should I not wear them?
What is your favourite item in your wardrobe?
My white Raf Simons long sleeve t-shirt, the one with the patchwork. It has ‘RS’ in blue and it has some pictures on the side of it and it’s my favourite one because, first of all, I fuck with Raf Simons heavy. Secondly because it’s a dope shirt, and thirdly because I wore it to my last school ball and that was a really important moment for me.
How has your approach to style changed in the past few years?
My approach to style hasn’t really changed; I’d say it’s grown. I’ve been doing what I’ve always done, but I can do it better now because I have experience I guess. I’ve been doing it since a young age [and] I’ve been winning best dressed in class and shit like that, since I was in year 7, year 8, so it was just a thing of keeping to what makes me happy.