DWC Class of 2015
The Royal High School of Bath BA Digital Marketing, University of Portsmouth
During her time at DWC, Destiny looked forward to events like Ankara Day and Independence Day knowing that on these occasions, she will be allowed to express her style outside of the school uniform. She designed her own outfits as well as a collection shown at the school’s Independence Day fashion show. She also participated in athletics and was a member of the Praise Team in the School Church. Although, she only spent two years at DWC, Destiny cites her attendance as one of the pivotal moments in her life where she made lifelong friends who she would go on to collaborate with and be supported by when she launched her own fashion line later on.
After DWC, Destiny attended The Royal High School of Bath where she completed her A-Levels and was the Head of Boarding. Destiny is currently in her final year at University of Portsmouth getting her Bachelor’s degree in Digital Marketing. She was a member of the Cheerleading and Salsa societies and went on to become the Social Secretary for the African Caribbean Society.
During the summers, Destiny would work at her mother’s fashion label Iconic Invanity and later launched her own diffusion line, DNA by Iconic Invanity, in 2015 at age sixteen. She showcased her first collection at Lagos Fashion & Design Week (LFDW) that same year, which was inspired by the greenery of the Lagosian landscape and her memories of her time at DWC. Since then, she has gone on to show multiple collections at LFDW, Arise Fashion Week and GTB Fashion Weekend. In 2019, Destiny was invited to an exclusive event for Nigerian creative trailblazers hosted by celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to receive Maria Grazia Chiuri, the creative director of Christian Dior, in Lagos. The evening featured a masterclass, exhibition and Q&A session with Adichie and Chiuri. Destiny’s designs have also been featured in a music video by 2Face Idibia and on the red carpet by Nigerian celebrities such as Mo Abudu, Beverly Naya and Dakore Akande.
When the pandemic began in 2020, DNA was significantly affected because the brand focuses on occasion wear and everyone was staying at home. In response to the decrease in demand, Destiny launched a line of safe yet stylish masks and dedicated herself to creating digital content daily. As a result of all her hard work, CNN Africa Avant Garde broadcasted a feature on Destiny, showcasing her as one of the continent’s bright upcoming designers. She was also featured on Black Parade Route, a directory of African-owned businesses curated by Zerina Akers and global superstar Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. She was the youngest fashion designer featured.