About Us


What are you selling?’ 

At Kíléntár, we are bringing her essence to life, thread by thread. 

Launched in October 2019 by British-Nigerian Designer Michelle Adepoju, Kìléntár focuses on capturing the feminine elegance and fierceness rooted in African history by creating timeless designs.


Intending to keep cultural histories alive, Kìléntár is constantly drawing inspiration from elements found in different eras and cultures across Africa. 


Bridging the gap between traditional African designs and contemporary fashion, Kìléntár promotes artisanal excellence by working closely with skilled weavers and dyers in countries such as Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Côte d'Ivoire to create one-of-a-kind garments displaying modern femininity.


Michelle Adepoju with female dyes in Osun state in Nigeria  


“They are not just wearing a beautiful piece of clothing, but they are buying into a piece of our story and culture.” 



Connecting Africa With Clothes

The beauty and history of African culture is in everything we create at Kilentar. Each vibrant pattern and eclectic design tells an extraordinary story of the continent. Our show-stealers are corset tops, skirts, and dresses – uniquely made for every kind of shape and size. 

kilentar team sewing cowries shells


Modern, Everyday Styles

Kilentar draws inspiration from her Nigerian background, whilst making modern day styles for every woman to make an entrance in any room they enter. 

Everyone’s Included

Our inclusive made-to-measure option customises fit at no additional charges. 

The pieces are made-to-order, ranging in sizes UK 4-22. 

We want no queen left behind in the quest to express herself.


The Artisans Behind The Art

Our designs are handwoven by the daughters of Africa. The weavers of Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Niger put their love and care into creating timeless, wearable pieces.


Our strong partnerships with dyers and artisans in Nigeria bring us great pride in positively impacting them by creating jobs and making a real difference in their lives.

From Aso Oke to Adiré, each statement piece is uniquely crafted to perfection.  




Made from Earth, for Earth. 

Our end-to-end process is optimised for minimum wastage at each level of our supply chain. From textile scraps that are repurposed and donated back to the community to recycled packaging boxes – our ethics and integrity are never compromised.