Yemisi Sanni Owner, Designer-Style Artist
Yemisi Sanni (popularly called Yemi) is a style artist who loves to tailor every creative aspect of fashion into STYLEnspirations. She is self-taught with over a decade of experience in fashion design.
She identified with fashion as a child, having been born with a heritage that revered art and where fashion is a tradition of the culture. Yemi is a native of the Yoruba tribe from Lagos, Nigeria and is one of ten children. She had early hands-on experience as her mom was an entrepreneur who traded in fabrics from the major manufacturing parts of Europe.
In her teens, it was discovered that she had the talent to study a photograph or a garment and be able to reproduce it without instructions. This laid her foundation in tailoring; with practice and dedication, she developed her talents into skills. Yemi’s inherent love of fashion keeps her exploring the creative aspects of design and garment making. By 2006, she became exposed to the trade of custom creating special occasion clothing through the work she was doing for her family and friends.
The experience that she has gained in this industry has taken her on a discovery journey that is still evolving. With a passionate need to do more with her talents and skills, Yemi keeps pushing her limits, on to next levels. From being a creative craftsman, to a designer and stylist, she has emerged as a true Style Artist. Her designs are crafted uniquely for effortless style and wear, allowing each individual’s persona to shine through in a stand-out fashion.
Established in May of 2013, Stylenspire is a spin-off from our parent company House of Heph’Zi-Bah. We use a style artist’s point of view to custom-create a mix of Chic and Afro-Contemporary clothing for women. We are dedicated to providing designs that will become style staples.
We enjoy the use of African and Asian inspired fabrics, with a strong Western twist on our designs. The combination of these three influences in our designs offers an interesting uniqueness to our fashion. We were cultivated with a strong cultural background in fashion which motivates us to craft our designs to be unique and diverse.
STYLEnspire focuses on delivering quality, well-made clothing to its customers. Our clothes are made to measure and ready to wear! We work with each client in creating exactly what she has in mind. We also tailor outfits to help make any occasion special. Be it a “special occasion” or a “because I'm worth it”, our aim is to showcase an individual’s persona as an enthusiast in the art of fashion, thus identifying her as a STYLEnspiration.
In January 2015, Stylenspire was inducted into the RAW: Natural Born Artists International Community of Independent Artists. Spring 2015 ushered in a new phase in our Stylenspiration journey as we showcased our debut ‘Simply Woman’ collection at the RAW-Natural Born Artists GRANDEUR event in Indianapolis, the MIDWEST FASHION WEEK opening ceremony of EMERGING ARTISTS in Indianapolis, the POSH FASHION SHOW in Illinois, and a capsule collection at the FASHION HERE AND NOW show at the 45th annual Indiana Black Expo. Stylenspire now holds the winning title for the 2015 Audience Choice Award for their runway showcase at the just concluded Project IMA – CUTTING LOOSE exhibition, hosted by the Indianapolis Museum of Art.