Born to Nigerian parents in London England, fashion was forefront and very influential in Stephane St. Jaymes’s upbringing. He grew up watching his mother and aunties sewing, and from a young age was fascinated by old Hollywood movies. He attended London College of Fashion and from there he went on to work for many well-known British designers and pop stars who influenced both his style and skill set. Upon moving to Chicago he quietly worked his way to starting a label and showcasing his talents which includes non-tailored separates and beautiful evening/after 6 attire.
A firm believer in style over trendy fashion and that his customers should wear clothes and not the clothes wear them, his collection of pieces are designed to fit into existing wardrobe and cause head-turning attention. His garments reflect his love of detail, exuberance, fabric, and corseted evening gowns.
“I like to make beautiful clothes that stand the test of time and are well constructed elegant and stylish pieces that my clients can add to their wardrobe. I believe the inside of a garment and the foundations are equally as important as the outer shell.“ –Stephane St. Jaymes