Born in Nigeria, and having moved to the United States in his early teens, Soji Solarin’s work speaks to the malleability of black being; in both the contexts of Africa and America. Fueled by research and the designer’s fundamental understanding of the differing iterations of blackness, the eponymous label SOJI SOLARIN was founded in Los Angeles, in 2016. Shortly after the designer’s graduation from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Now based in Berlin, Soji Solarin was awarded the Global Talents award in Fall 2019 and debuted his Spring 2020 collection at MBFW Moscow.