About Post-Imperial

Post-Imperial is the embodiment of collaborative storytelling. We are all mythmakers. Let's make myths together.

-Niyi Okuboyejo, founder of Post Imperial

Every collection is mindfully crafted with local African artisans, uniting traditional techniques & textiles with a modern, easy sensibility. We consider the social, environmental and cultural impact of a design before, during and even after its creation.

Post-Imperial—the name itself—means ‘after old regimes’. We envision Post-Imperial collections as opportunities to set a new standard of design without over romanticizing the past.

Empathic Design: Mythmaking towards near worlds.


Niyi is a Nigerian/American designer based in Harlem, New York. Born in Lagos and raised in Texas, he studied Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design. Before establishing his fashion brand, Post-Imperial, Niyi worked in both menswear and womenswear for Oscar de la Renta, Patrik Ervell and Yigal Azrouël. He has also worked on projects with brands such as MINI & Engineered Garments. In 2020, he received Fashion Group International (FGI) Rising Star Awards in the menswear category.