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Gustavo Apiti Couture


Gustave Apiti, a talented tailor and designer who creates a
variety of custom craft pieces ranging from evening gowns to tailored suits. Born
and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gustave discovered his love for
the fashion industry at the young age of six, where he styled and created clothes
for his sister’s dolls. He was heavily influenced by his sister who worked in the
industry as a devoted fashion designer and was taught how to sew at the age of
eight. Due to growing political issues in the DRC, Gustave decided to move to
South Africa where he could further pursue his dream as an international fashion
designer. Gustave graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Apparel &
Design from the Tshwane University of Technology. After graduating, he worked
with some of the top fashion houses from South Africa including: JJ Schoeman
Boutique & Strangelove. After establishing himself in Johannesburg, he traveled
to the states and began working for Luly Yang Couture in Seattle, WA. At the end
of 2014, he began working on his U.S. debut as an independent designer. In July
2016, Gustave hosted his own fashion show in the heart of Downtown Seattle.
he is the designer behind Gustavo Apiti couture

2019 Collection

Past Collections

See Gustave Apili at FashioNXT 2019

Past Collections