“What Are You Selling”
Birthed in October 2019 by Michelle Adepoju, KÍLÉNTÁR is an independent womenswear brand with a fiercely feminine aesthetic and a vision for sustainable elegance.
KÍLÉNTÁR translated means, ‘What are you selling?’ in Yoruba – a nod to the marketplace culture that supports artisans of all types.
Inspired by her British and Nigerian upbringing Michelle Adepoju uses a mix of culture from both worlds and molds them into creating statement pieces for women.
KÍLÉNTÁR believes in creating high quality, statement pieces, created using fabrics and materials hand sourced from different parts of the world. Our pieces are made-to-order ranging in sizes UK 4-22. We want all women to feel included and comfortable in our pieces, and for this reason KÍLÉNTÁR offers a made to measure option, catering to women of all shapes and sizes providing them a customized fit at no additional charge. Our aim is to continue to empower women – from focusing on working with females who solely create our garments, to catering to all types of women who will wear our pieces to feel confident and unstoppable.
Each KÍLÉNTÁR piece is hand-cut, sewn, and packaged with love and marketed in limited quantities to limit product wastage and provide exclusive, timeless pieces that will elevate your personal wardrobe for much more than a season. We are ever conscious of our impact and never sacrifice on quality or ethics for affordability.
KÍLÉNTÁR works closely with female artisans in Nigeria to create hand woven, and hand dyed materials for some of their pieces. From Aso Oke, to Adiré each material is uniquely and carefully made to the requirements of KÍLÉNTÁR mainly by female artisans. Our sustainable ethos means we aim to limit wastage at each level of our supply chain, repurpose any textile scraps and donate when possible.