New York cult label Slashed By Tia is back with a new collection. In just a few short years, the brand designed by Nigerian-born Teni Adeola, has become a favourite of celebs like Kali Uchis, and pretty much every NYC cool girl you’ve ever seen on Instagram. Adeola’s angelic mix of sexy sheer fabrics and Renaissance-era ruffles makes Slashed By Tia the perfect warm weather wardrobe — and her latest drop is dreamy AF.
“I started Slashed by Tia when I was 18 and now I’m 21,” says the designer. “I’d say this is my boldest collection yet. The clothes have just grown with me.”
To celebrate the drop of the new range, Adeola tapped photographer Luma Nocito and a crew of ultimate NYC cool girls to star in her Spring campaign.
“The lack of diversity in the fashion industry is something I’m very passionate about and will continue to strive to change,” she says about her vision for the imagery. “There’s this notion of exclusivity and particularly with runway shows, this idea of military-looking models that are all the same height, weight, race and shape. For every campaign I do, I want to make it as diverse as possible — I want the everyday girl who sees the images to think, ‘Oh she looks like me, I’d look great in that,” she continues. “I want whoever puts on these clothes to enter a higher form of themselves.”
Photography: Luma Nocito
Makeup by Cupidsvault
Hair by Jerae Jenkins
Models: Tierra Lee, Mecca Allah, Kaya Ises & Yohana Zecarias