Inspired by the garments found in 16th-century Spanish court paintings, Slashed by Tia's structural ruffled designs combine a sense of classical royalty with the designer's nostalgic Nigerian roots. At just 20 years old, Adeola has lots going on—she's a full-time student at Parsons and runs her brand in her spare time, drafting new designs and planning incredible editorial shoots for every launch. Her blouses and ruffle sets have been worn by a handful of notable female artists from SZA to Kali Uchis and have been featured in a range of influential publications—and her career's only just begun.

In honor of her latest collection, we opened up the Heroine archive to supplement Adeola's newest pieces in an exclusive editorial shot by Lumia Nocito. Check out our favorite looks ahead and learn more about the young designer's inspirations, motivations, and her rapid rise to success.

Photography by Lumia Nocito.
Stylist - Teni Adeola
Models - Akua Sinobe and Eka Eyoh
Makeup - Taylorr Laura
Asst - Robin Irey
Special thanks to Monirath.