Designer Biography: Temilade Tolulope Osinfade Of T.T Dalks

Temilade Tolulope Osinfade is the Creative Director and C.E.O of T.T.DALK, an outstanding fashion forward brand that creates exclusive footwear, accessories, and leather products for today’s stylish man and woman. The brand which has been created to redefine the Nigerian footwear industry is famous for its simple, stylish, trendy and classy slippers and shoes targeted towards people with a knack for simplicity yet interesting style.

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Temilade Tolulope Osinfade

Temilade grew up in a strict Christian home and schooled at St. Bernadette Nursery and Primary School, Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Abeokuta, and Babcock University, Ogun State, where he got a B.Sc. Degree in Public Health

It was while studying at Babcock University that he went into shoe-making and designs. In his words, “While I was in the University in three hundred levels, I was beginning to feel uncomfortable in terms of figuring out what I was going to do after school. I had always loved selling different things such as phones, wristwatches and all stuff. There was a friend of mine who used to do shoes, he had some interesting shoes and I was selling for him.”

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“I was marketing for him meanwhile I had a pair of slippers I use to wear and people were asking where I made it, that it was a nice slipper. I did not make it myself though, I had a shoe marker beside my house who made it for me, I drew the   pattern , design and also the material to use and he does it for me. I then decided to start designing my shoes, I would design, give to him and he’ll make it.
Before I knew it, I ordered a pair for some of my friends and they liked it, people were referring me to their friends but, it was within the circle of Babcock University. I was going door to door every day after closing hours. I go to people’s room and market slippers to them. From there I got orders for the week, I usually travel three  to four times in a week and I had to balance it with school because then, I was in my final year with project to write. It was hectic though, but I was determined to get into this market. Something different from the norms of tee-shirts and before I knew it I found myself having the passion and drive and I put my all into it.”

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In no time, Temilade’s products became hot demand and when he graduated from school, he set up his own fashion brand T.T Dalks in 2008, with a vision to alter the status quo by giving his customers a unique experience and esteem, after taking his existing clientele through a journey he wishes to share with new acquaintances.

Temilade, who gains inspiration from designers and artist like Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Sean “P Diddy” Combs has been won and been nominated for various awards in recognition for both his designing and entrepreneurial skills, along with the fact that he has achieved so much at a young age and he sees T.T Dalks becoming an international brand in the nearest future.

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In 2013, T.T Dalks debuted its Silhouette Collection.

T.T Dalks Silhouette Collection

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For More On T.T Dalks, Contact;

Address: Ikeja City Mall, Shoprite, Grey velvet store, opposite Wrangler.
•    Silverbird Galleria, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
•    5, Kuforiji Olubi, Adigbe, Abeokuta
Website: http://www.ttdalk.com
E-mail: info@ttdalk.co, temiosin@yahoo.com
Telephone: 07085692988, 07040029126

Twitter: @ttdalk. @ttdalkbrand

Facebook: ttdalk international

Credit: Vanguard Nigeria


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