Celebrity clothier, Makinde Oluwaseyi is fast grabbing attention of some of Nigeria’s A-list celebrities as he continues to convert more of them to fans of his Seyi Mark Bespoke brand.
The Business Administration graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun runs urban fashion wear brand Seyi Mark Bespoke and has clothed celebrities including 2face Idibia, Falz, DJ Spinal, Solid Star, IllBliss, Mc Pashun among others. His imprints have also been worn by numerous media experts and International Footballer, Haruna Lukman.
The Seyi Mark Bespoke narrative is rising with exposure in 2018 Big Brother Naija – “Double Wahala Reunion Party”. Its range of pop culture fashion appeals to the millennials and they include Shirts, Pants, Kaftans, Agbada and Track Suits among others.
Downplaying his popularity among his celebrity clienteles, he said: “I avoid mentioning the names when I can because I’ve worked with quite a lot and it’s impossible to name everyone off hand, but I styled SGF and Chairman, Presidential Task Force On Covid-19, Boss Mustapha’s son in-law on his wedding day also, I’ve clothed 2face Idibia, DJ Spinal, Falz the bad guy amongst others. Working with them is quite humbling, because these are VIPs and they show the brand such genuine love and support. Everything comes naturally, and it’s good that we have started to support our own.”
Speaking on his source of inspiration; the Owo, Ondo state-born fashionista revealed: “Indeed, I’ll say that I draw inspiration from many things around me, stretching from reading various books to emulating ideas from successful fashion designers. Majorly, my creative inspiration comes from texture, fabrics and colour.”
“Seyi Mark Bespoke has evolved from being a wild idea in my head to the style brand it is now that is coveted by bigwigs. The Seyi Mark team is carefully curated and made up of the best and most talented individuals ensuring that we put out only our best. Tons of research is done to produce certain fabrics and curate the graphic design and techniques used in the collection,” he remarked.