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Some people work their entire lives and see marginal success; some people are just in college when celebrities like Lizzo, Dua Lipa, and Gigi Hadid wear their designs. Teni Adeola is of the latter, and she has no shortage of impressive accomplishments. Among the ones she achieved before graduating from college is debuting her first collection at New York Fashion Week, then under the name Slashed by Tia. She’s only 23 years old, but she already felt it was time for her brand to graduate to a more mature name, Tia Adeola.