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Who We Are at Deryne Couture

Deryne Couture is a fashion design, fashion retail & fashion training company that was incorporated in 2011. The fashion design arm of the company was established to produce quality African infused garments and accessories to fit the African figure using high-end fabrics such as silk, cotton, chiffon, and wool & African fabrics such as Ankara and Adire.  The fashion retail which deals in unisex fabrics and other fashion items was established to provide a one-stop-shop where customers can shop for various fashion items needed to produce a garment for either male or female. This arm was also established to complement the operations of the couture, as it provides customers the avenue to choose the fabrics and other fashion items that would go into the production of their made-to-fit garments.  The fashion training institute was established to provide a fashion skills acquisition center that offers hands-on training in fashion design, tailoring, fashion retail, and other skills needed in the operations of fashion business in order to make youths entrepreneurs in the business of fashion thereby reducing the current skills gap in this industry and increasing economic growth in Africa.

VISION

Our vision is to be the go-to fashion skills acquisition institute in Africa thereby empowering youth.

MISSION

  1. To promote the culture of skills acquisition amongst youths thereby empowering them to be entrepreneurs who will, in turn, alleviate poverty in Africa.
  2. To create a fashion training institute of global standard which is affordable and easily accessible to persons who are interested in acquiring skills related to fashion design and fashion retail.

Meet Our Founder / Lead Trainer

Mrs. Aderinsola Adio-Adepoju is a highly-skilled teacher and entrepreneur focused on impacting youths by imparting 21st-century knowledge and skills. She is committed to achieving this via vocational training, classroom, public speaking, and championing causes that are relevant, sustainable, innovation-driven, and aimed at achieving sustainable development goal 8; decent work and economic growth.

Aderinsola is a passionate educator and coach whose strength lies in youth mentorship, storytelling and teaching.

She participated as one of the 1000 talents at the UNLEASH global innovation lab in Singapore in 2018. Aderinsola has a Mini MBA from the International Finance Corporation; a member of the World Bank Group. Mrs. Adio-Adepoju is rounding off her Ph.D. at the University of Lagos Nigeria where she also teaches.

Aderinsola has participated as a talent/student in several business labs and courses such as the Ayada Lab; an intensive Franco-German Incubation program for entrepreneurs from various African countries. She has a certification in Entrepreneurship, Skills & Innovation which she obtained after she completed a course at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK in 2018. She also has a certification in Fashion Entrepreneurship from Udemy academy.

In 2019, she was selected as 1 of the 50 women from over 36000 for the first edition of Access Bank womenpreur pitch-a-ton business lab which took place in Lagos, Nigeria. Aderinsola is the founder of I-Train Africa; an EDtech social enterprise with a vision to build an ecosystem of African youth who have the skills and knowledge to create the future we want.

Aderinsola has been a speaker at several notable events such as the United Nations day Lagos event 2019 where she spoke on education and entrepreneurship. She was also a speaker and panelist at a global summit organized for youths by NASFAT to speak on how youths can harness and maximize their potential. Aderinsola has been featured in United States Instyle Magazine and Nigeria’s Tekedia

Aderinsola is the CEO/lead trainer at Deryne Couture; a 3-arm fashion design, fashion retail, and fashion training company whose vision is to be the leading vocational fashion training institute in Africa in order to empower youths.

She is on a mission to educate youths with the right fashion knowledge and skills in order to have entrepreneurs and professionals who will build fashion conglomerates in Africa. Aderinsola is open to collaborations and can be reached via her LinkedIn

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