DeVanté is a writer and linguist with a wide range of interests and leisurely pursuits to match his unconventional path to self-discovery.
As an alumni of King’s College London University where he read Classics, specialising in Latin and Ancient Greek, he is particularly fond of the languages, literature and philosophy of the period. It was shortly after his university studies, however, that he delved into his newly unearthed interest: fashion.
Having long since been a sartorial enthusiast, DeVanté immediately enrolled himself in a bespoke tailoring course at Newham College, where he was taught garment construction and pattern cutting, and given an in depth introduction to the various fabrics used in the industry and their properties. Keen to explore what else the fashion industry had to offer, he followed this up with various other courses in fashion, including ones at Institut Français de la Mode (Paris) and Condé Nast School of Fashion and Design (London).
After being offered a place at the prestigious ESMOD fashion school in Paris to study fashion design, he elected to stay in London, realising during lockdown that writing is what speaks to his soul.
The reflective time afforded by lockdown led him to launch his own blog, ‘Couturism’, where he married his other interest to fashion: wellness. Through Couturism, DeVanté sets out on a mission to alchemise his two passions, and inject some positivity into an industry in dire need of it.
Away from his blog, DeVanté works as a content writer for an independent British fashion brand. He’s also an avid social dancer who attends Salsa and Bachata congresses all over the world. True to his Classical training as a linguist, he counts French and Spanish in his repertoire of languages and is keen to add several more.
Though a Londoner at heart, he enjoys immersing himself in new cultures, and travelling the globe as a citizen of the world.