Layo G. is a luxury brand that provides edgy, tailored clothing for women bold enough to take a risk. We design pieces that take women from the office to a lounge, from day to night, from professional to sexy and beyond. We have a love affair with our core market, professional working women, and we fondly describe our brand with the tag line “every woman is a boss!”
Nigerian born designer, Layo Gbadamosi established the eponymous line at the heart New York City in 2014. Layo studied Fashion Design at Parsons, The New School for Design, while simultaneously attending law school at Fordham University School of Law. She spent the early years of her career learning about the business of fashion by interning and working in the legal departments of Burberry, Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue, Stuart Weitzman and more. Upon obtaining her law license, she served as Chief Legal Counsel and Director for Jovani Fashions, the evening wear giant. With a solid base in Fashion Law, she switched gears and went on to establish a preeminent career as an Entertainment Lawyer in the television and film industry when the opportunity arose. She made her way up the corporate ladder in an environment dominated by men. She worked at Viacom where she was Director, Business & Legal Affairs at its BET brand and now serves as a Business & Legal Affairs executive at Endeavor Content, a subsidiary of the global entertainment juggernaut, Endeavor. As the legal executive overseeing various programming hits such as "Being Serena", airing on HBO, "Juventus" airing on Netflix, and Disney's holiday specials, she quickly rose up the ranks and is recognized for her ability to successfully close highly negotiated deals.
As a lawyer and executive in the Entertainment Industry, Layo is the embodiment of the women this brand serves. She learned how to navigate the corporate battlefield, came to understand the struggles working women face and the weapons needed to navigate a terrain where many glass ceilings still need to be shattered. She became the woman she designs for and the Layo G woman was born through her experiences. We're edgy and we're not showing up in boring old suits. The Layo G woman is a boss, she is fierce, and she is winning battles across many boardrooms in bold and original style. We are professional warriors.